Lymphedema is a well-known complication of cancer treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. It can have a significant adverse impact on a person’s level of function and quality of life. Risk factors include surgeries that require the removal of lymph nodes as well as radiation therapy. Early recognition and interventions are important to minimize loss of function. Treatments include complete decongestive therapy, compression garments, patient education, and exercise and weight management.
|Title of host publication||Breast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Rehabilitation|
|Number of pages||27|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Complete decongestive therapy (CDT)
- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)