The assessment and care of the patient with secondary limb lymphoedema

Amanda Moseley, Neil Piller

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    Abstract

    Abstract: It is estimated that 30% of individuals who undergo cancer surgery and/or radiotherapy will go on to develop secondary limb lymphoedema, a chronic swelling of the limb. The condition can also be caused through other surgery to the limbs or abdominal area where lymphatic flow is disrupted. As the incidence of cancer is increasing it is probable that more people with limb swelling will present at acute care institutions, outpatient clinics or community settings. Therefore, nurses have a vital role to play in the recognition, assessment and management of this often debilitating condition. (non-author abstract)
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)Suppl. 1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralian Nursing Journal
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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