Diet and BCRL: Facts and fallacies on the web

Rachel Dawson, Neil Piller

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    Abstract

    Lymphoedema is a common sequela to breast cancer treatment. Until recently, patients were limited in how they obtained information, but now a range of medical-related websites provide numerous alternatives for managing the condition. With many patients consulting grey and popular literature, healthcare professionals need to be better aware of inaccurate or potentially dangerous information in the media and how to respond to questions about alternative therapies. This review summarises the current recommendations made on the web for lymphoedema patients following breast cancer, and critically analyses their real value in clinical practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-42
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Lymphoedema
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Alternative therapies
    • Breast cancer
    • Diet
    • Grey literature
    • Lymphoedema

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