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Secondary lymphedema is a serious and debilitating condition, which may cause a range of cutaneous, infectious and joint complications with major psychological and social consequences. There is no curative treatment available. Initial symptomatic treatment includes Intensive Decongestive Treatment (IDT), which involves the use of multi-layered compression bandages, along with manual lymph drainage, physical exercise and skin care. IDT leads to an average decrease in limb volume of 20-40%, when compared to the contralateral limb. A better reduction may be obtained through the use of new adjuvant techniques, of which endermology is an example. The aim of this phase II study is to validate an IDT protocol combining endermology with standard of care in breast cancer related lymphedema.
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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
Breast cancer-related lymphedema is an adverse effect of breast cancer surgery affecting nearly 30% of US breast cancer survivors (BCS). Our previous analysis showed that, even 12 years after cancer ...
The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of bioimpedance spectroscopy measurements (L-Dex) in the diagnosis of breast cancer-related lymphedema. A retrospective review of a prospective...
Patients suffering from breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) can be treated with a simultaneous DIEP flap, vascularized inguinal lymph node transfer (VLNT), and lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) for a...
Quality-of-life measures are needed for clinicians and researchers to identify quality of women's life with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL).
Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is caused by an interruption of the lymphatic system after breast cancer treatment. Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA), by which one or more patent lymphatic co...
Breast cancer-related lymphedema is one of the most common and feared consequences of breast cancer treatment. Currently, lymphedema is primarily addressed conservatively with compression ...
Breast lymphedema (swelling due to fluid) is a common complication of breast cancer therapy. Unlike lymphedema in the arm, breast lymphedema is not as well-known and has not been studied. ...
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of QBX258, a compound developed by Novartis Corporation composed of two antibodies, in reducing arm volume excess in women with stage I-...
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues that causes swelling, most often in the arms and/or legs, and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can occur ...
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (massage therapy) with compression (wearing a tight sleeve on the arm) is the current standard of treatment for breast cancer related lymphedema (arm swelling). ...
Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).
A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.
Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.
A malignant tumor originating from the endothelial cells of lymphatic vessels. Most lymphangiosarcomas arise in an arm secondary to radical mastectomy but they sometimes complicate idiopathic lymphedema. The lymphedema has usually been present for 6 to 10 years before malignant changes develop. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1866)
An estrogen antagonist that has been used in the treatment of breast cancer.
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