Post-breast cancer lymphedema: part 2.

Mei R. Fu, Sheila H. Ridner, Jane Armer

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As breast cancer survivors often say, lymphedema is more than just a swollen arm. A result of surgical or radiologic breast cancer treatment, it's an abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder, breast, or thoracic area that usually develops within three years of a breast cancer diagnosis but can occur much later. In Part 1 (July) the authors described the pathophysiology and diagnosis of lymphedema. In Part 2 they discuss current approaches to risk reduction, treatment and management of the condition, and implications for nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe American journal of nursing
Volume109
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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Lymphedema
Breast Neoplasms
Arm
Risk Management
Lymph
Risk Reduction Behavior
Survivors
Breast
Thorax
Nurses
Therapeutics
Breast Cancer Lymphedema

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Post-breast cancer lymphedema : part 2. / Fu, Mei R.; Ridner, Sheila H.; Armer, Jane.

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Fu, MR, Ridner, SH & Armer, J 2009, 'Post-breast cancer lymphedema: part 2.', The American journal of nursing, vol. 109, no. 8.
Fu, Mei R. ; Ridner, Sheila H. ; Armer, Jane. / Post-breast cancer lymphedema : part 2. In: The American journal of nursing. 2009 ; Vol. 109, No. 8.
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