Risks and benefits of needle use in patients after axillary node surgery.

@article{Cole2006RisksAB,
  title={Risks and benefits of needle use in patients after axillary node surgery.},
  author={Tracey Cole},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 18},
  pages={969-74, 976-9}
}
  • Tracey Cole
  • Published 2006 in British journal of nursing
Lymphoedema may be triggered by any type of injection. This is not just an issue for the cured breast cancer patient but for any patient who has undergone under-arm (axillary) lymph node removal to any degree for any type of cancer. Standard advice given to patients following axillary node removal is to avoid any injection or blood pressure measurement on the ipsilateral arm. The evidence base in this area is severely lacking. Patients have reported frustration that nurses are not informed of… CONTINUE READING