Title

Conservative and Dietary Interventions for Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

ECU Health and Wellness Institute / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

13376

Comments

This article was originally published as: McNeely, M., Mcintyre, C. J., Yurick, J., Dayes, I., & Mackey, J. (2011). Conservative and Dietary Interventions for Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancer, 117(6), 1136-1148. Original article available here

Abstract

The findings support the use of compression garments and compression bandaging for reducing lymphedema volume in upper and lower extremity cancer-related lymphedema. Specific to breast cancer, a statistically significant, clinically small beneficial effect was found from the addition of manual lymph drainage massage to compression therapy for upper extremity lymphedema volume.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1002/cncr.25513