University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute (UCCI) Breast Cancer Center

Lymphedema: Improving Screening and Treatment Among At-Risk Breast Cancer Survivors

A protocol for BIS via the L-Dex device should be established in clinical practice; this provides APNs with a consistent, objective approach to detect subclinical lymphedema, assists the APN with evidence-based decision making for PT referral, and provides improved lymphedema education from the APN for at-risk survivors. The protocol could decrease clinical lymphedema incidence, improving functional ability and quality of life among survivors by decreasing arm edema and reducing joint and muscle aches, limb tightness, infection rates, and overall medical costs for chronic lymphedema treatment.
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