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Keywords:

  • cancer-related lymphedema;
  • dietary interventions;
  • conservative interventions;
  • manual lymph drainage

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. Cancer 2011. © 2010 American Cancer Society.