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Evidence-based Or Traditional, Treatment of Cancer-related Lymphedema

Johansson, Karin LU ; Karlsson, K. and Nikolaidis, P. (2015) In Lymphology 48(1). p.24-27
Abstract
The incidence of lymphedema (LE) related to treatment of women's cancer (breast and gynecologic) is as high as 40%. Treatment of LE varies around the world but was decades ago initially based on programs including manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression, skin care and easy exercise. With accumulating evidence and experience, it is time to consider if altering these treatment principles is needed. Based on accumulating evidence, we suggest less emphasis on manual lymph drainage and more on early diagnosis, compression, weight control and exercise for improvement of strength and circulation.
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cancer, lymphedema, treatment, manual lymph drainage, compression, exercise
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Lymphology
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48
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1
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24 - 27
publisher
International Society of Lymphology
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0024-7766
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English
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  abstract     = {The incidence of lymphedema (LE) related to treatment of women's cancer (breast and gynecologic) is as high as 40%. Treatment of LE varies around the world but was decades ago initially based on programs including manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression, skin care and easy exercise. With accumulating evidence and experience, it is time to consider if altering these treatment principles is needed. Based on accumulating evidence, we suggest less emphasis on manual lymph drainage and more on early diagnosis, compression, weight control and exercise for improvement of strength and circulation.},
  author       = {Johansson, Karin and Karlsson, K. and Nikolaidis, P.},
  issn         = {0024-7766},
  keyword      = {cancer,lymphedema,treatment,manual lymph drainage,compression,exercise},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {24--27},
  publisher    = {International Society of Lymphology},
  series       = {Lymphology},
  title        = {Evidence-based Or Traditional, Treatment of Cancer-related Lymphedema},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2015},
}