Voices from the shadows: living with lymphedema.

  title={Voices from the shadows: living with lymphedema.},
  author={Sheila Hedden Ridner and Candace M. Bonner and Jie Deng and Vaughn G. Sinclair},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={35 1},
BACKGROUND Breast cancer survivors with lymphedema face a lifetime of stressful physical and emotional symptoms and challenging self-care demands. An in-depth understanding of the perceptions and feelings surrounding life with lymphedema is critical to developing effective supportive care approaches. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to explore perceptions and feelings related to lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. METHOD The expressive writings of 39 individuals were evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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