Randomized controlled trial of weight training and lymphedema in breast cancer survivors.

@article{Ahmed2006RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of weight training and lymphedema in breast cancer survivors.},
  author={Rehana L. Ahmed and William Thomas and Douglas Yee and Kathryn H. Schmitz},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 18},
  pages={2765-72}
}
PURPOSE Lymphedema is a common condition that breast cancer survivors face. Despite a lack of supporting evidence from prospective observational studies, occupational and leisure time physical activity are feared to be possible risk factors for lymphedema onset or exacerbation. We examined effects of supervised upper- and lower-body weight training on the incidence and symptoms of lymphedema in 45 breast cancer survivors who participated in the Weight Training for Breast Cancer Survivors study… CONTINUE READING