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Breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema self-care: Education, practices, symptoms, and quality of life

Breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema self-care: Education, practices, symptoms, and quality... Opportunities exist to improve lymphedema self-care education. Breast cancer survivors with lymphedema experience symptoms beyond that of simple swelling of the affected limb. Self-care is burdensome. Barriers to providing lymphedema self-care exist and may vary across patients. A multidisciplinary approach to lymphedema management, including self-care education and monitoring, is likely needed to improve QOL in this population. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Supportive Care in Cancer Springer Journals

Breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema self-care: Education, practices, symptoms, and quality of life

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Nursing; Nursing Management/Nursing Research; Rehabilitation Medicine; Pain Medicine; Oncology
ISSN
0941-4355
eISSN
1433-7339
DOI
10.1007/s00520-010-0870-5
pmid
20393753
Publisher site
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Abstract

Opportunities exist to improve lymphedema self-care education. Breast cancer survivors with lymphedema experience symptoms beyond that of simple swelling of the affected limb. Self-care is burdensome. Barriers to providing lymphedema self-care exist and may vary across patients. A multidisciplinary approach to lymphedema management, including self-care education and monitoring, is likely needed to improve QOL in this population.

Journal

Supportive Care in CancerSpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2011

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