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Exercise for reducing and controlling lymphedema in Women with breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Exercise for reducing and controlling lymphedema in Women with breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Kim, Kyung-Hee; Oh, Ki Young;
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Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women, and lymphedema is one of the most common postoperative complications of breast surgery. Exercises are usually prescribed to prevent this occurrence. On the other hand, conflicting results regarding the effects and timing of such exercises have been reported. This study reviewed systematically the contemporary literature, peer-reviewed publications, and web sites of professional organizations that examined exercise for lymphedema prevention or therapy to determine the effects of exercise on lymphedema providing the best evidence for the treatment of patients. Exercise or training groups have strategies that appear to reduce the development of secondary lymphedema and altering its progression compared to the control group. Advances in cancer treatment, cancer and exercise research, and lymphedema management require physicians to have a basic understanding of the current evidence to provide the appropriate patient education and specialist referral.
Breast cancer;Exercise;Lymphedema;
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