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)
Pages (from-to)34-41; quiz 42
JournalThe American journal of nursing
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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