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Palliative bandaging in breast cancer-related arm oedema

Jane Locke, Julie Walker, Sue Crooks, Vaughan Keeley
11 February 2014

<p>Palliative bandaging is used in patients with arm oedema for whom conventional intensive treatment is not possible nor appropriate, e.g. because of their general condition or local disease. A variety of palliative bandaging techniques to suit different circumstances is described. Contraindications and cautions are discussed. Palliative bandaging should be carried out by healthcare professionals who have the appropriate training and skills and it is particularly important to be clear about the aims of management and ensure that the burdens of treatment do not outweigh the benefits.</p>

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