Share this article

Breast and trunk oedema after treatment for breast cancer

11 February 2014

<p>Breast and trunk oedema can occur with or without arm lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment and are often dismissed as common side-effects that will resolve. This paper discusses relevant epidemiology, explores the impact on patients and discusses assessment and management approaches including manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression therapy and Kinesio Taping methods. A number of issues are raised, including the lack of fully validated tools to identify and quantify breast and trunk oedema and the need for further research in this area of lymphoedema management.</p>

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.