Psychiatric consultation for women undergoing rehabilitation for upper-extremity lymphedema following breast cancer treatment

@article{Passik1993PsychiatricCF,
  title={Psychiatric consultation for women undergoing rehabilitation for upper-extremity lymphedema following breast cancer treatment},
  author={Steven D. Passik and Michelle L Newman and Meagan Elizabeth Brennan and Jimmie Holland},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          226-33
        }
}
Breast cancer presently affects one in nine women in the United States. Women receiving radiation and surgical resection of axial lymph nodes are at risk for development of lymphedema of the ipsilateral upper extremity. Mental health consultation and intervention can be an important part of rehabilitative efforts aimed at improving both lymphedema itself and the overall psychosocial adjustment of the patient. Such consultation begins with a careful consideration of possible psychiatric… CONTINUE READING
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