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Holistic management of lymphoedema in Japan: two contrasting cases

Yoko Arinaga
14 February 2014

<p>One of the roles of a nurse is to keep patients with secondary lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment motivated to self-care, as its symptoms are chronic and debilitating. Patients need an easy, quick, cheap, and effective self-care programme because they often cannot and do not adhere to complex, timeconsuming, and expensive treatments. The author’s clinic in Japan is running a trial of a holistic self-care programme that has been well adhered to by patients so far.</p>

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