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Patients' perceptions of breast‐cancer‐related lymphoedema

Patients' perceptions of breast‐cancer‐related lymphoedema This article describes a study which was designed to explore patients' perceptions of breast‐cancer‐related arm lymphoedema and the factors that may be associated with these perceptions. The findings of the study suggest that lymphoedema is a unique and complex experience for the patient which influences many spheres of life. Adjustment to the condition is impeded by higher limb volume and facilitated by appropriate treatment to reduce limb volume. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Cancer Care Wiley

Patients' perceptions of breast‐cancer‐related lymphoedema

European Journal of Cancer Care , Volume 2 (3) – Sep 1, 1993

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0961-5423
eISSN
1365-2354
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2354.1993.tb00181.x
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Abstract

This article describes a study which was designed to explore patients' perceptions of breast‐cancer‐related arm lymphoedema and the factors that may be associated with these perceptions. The findings of the study suggest that lymphoedema is a unique and complex experience for the patient which influences many spheres of life. Adjustment to the condition is impeded by higher limb volume and facilitated by appropriate treatment to reduce limb volume.

Journal

European Journal of Cancer CareWiley

Published: Sep 1, 1993

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