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Exercise as medicine for management of Lymphoedema in breast cancer survivors

Lymphoedema is the chronic swelling of the hand, arm and shoulder that can occur after treatment for breast cancer. The development of lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer treatment has a profound impact on quality of life through significant impairments in physical, mental and social function. This project will determine if resistance exercise is an effective therapy for the management of lymphoedema in breast cancer survivors. Information obtained will shape best practice guidelines and therefore assist clinicians, nurses and therapists advise patients about managing the condition and tackling the adverse impacts that permeate all aspects of their daily life.


Professor Robert Newton
Dr Prue Cormie

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