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Cancer. 2011 Mar 15;117(6):1136-48. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25513. Epub 2010 Nov 8.

Conservative and dietary interventions for cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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  • 1Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. mmcneely@ualberta.ca

Abstract

The findings support the use of compression garments and compression bandaging for reducing lymphedema volume in upper and lower extremity cancer-related lymphedema. Specific to breast cancer, a statistically significant, clinically small beneficial effect was found from the addition of manual lymph drainage massage to compression therapy for upper extremity lymphedema volume.

Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society.

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