Chapter 2. Risk Factors for the Development of Secondary Lymphoedema

  1. Mary Woods Clinical Nurse Specialist/Head of Lymphoedema Services, MSc. BSc., (Hons) RGN Onc. Cert.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch2

Lymphoedema Care

Lymphoedema Care

How to Cite

Woods, M. (2007) Risk Factors for the Development of Secondary Lymphoedema, in Lymphoedema Care, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146289

Online ISBN: 9780470692158

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Keywords:

  • swelling development;
  • breast cancer;
  • lymphatic vessels;
  • capillary filtration;
  • tissues

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • The incidence of lymphoedema

  • Risk factors for the development of lymphoedema

  • Conclusion

  • References