Lymphedema in Breast and Gynecologic Oncology

Mary Crosswell, Adrian Cristian

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Rehabilitation
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780323721660
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Complete decongestive therapy (CDT)
  • Lymphedema
  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)


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