Self-management in lymphoedema

Can a physical exercise programme and self-lymphatic drainage really make a difference?

Although the prevalence of lymphoedema following breast cancer is well known, the authors noted that the prevention of lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment is not well-documented. While existing literature looks at the clinical interventions for lymphoedema management, the authors of this study aimed to assess the self-management programme, in the form of a home exercise programme as well as a self-lymphatic drainage (SLD) routine. 


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