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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 542) Last page : ( 544)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00111.1

Role of Nursing in Lymphoedema with Breast Cancer Patients

Bhagya Seela S1,*, Shanmuga Raju P2, Ezhilarasi R3

1MSc (Nursing) Student, College of Nursing, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar-505417, Telangana, India

2Assoc. Professor & I/C Head, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar-505001, Telangana, India

3Prof & HOD, Oncology, CAIMS Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Karimnagar-505001, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author Email: sheel.1981@rediffmail.com

Online published on 8 December, 2015.

Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common complication of breast cancer that can result in substantial functional impairment and psychological morbidity. The purposes of this article are to overview, incidence, staging, assessment, and discuss the relevant nursing treatments and prevention care of lymphoedema.

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Keywords

Lymphoedema, breast cancer, nursing care, prevention.

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