Treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema with low‐level laser therapy

@article{Carati2003TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema with low‐level laser therapy},
  author={Colin J. Carati and Sandy N Anderson and Bren J. Gannon and Neil B. Piller},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={98}
}
BACKGROUND The current study describes the results of a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, single crossover trial of the treatment of patients with postmastectomy lymphedema (PML) with low-level laser therapy (LLLT). [] Key MethodMETHODS Participants received placebo or one cycle or two cycles of LLLT to the axillary region of their affected arm.
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