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of 'Clinical staging and conservative management of peripheral lymphedema'

Recent progress in the treatment and prevention of cancer-related lymphedema.
Shaitelman SF, Cromwell KD, Rasmussen JC, Stout NL, Armer JM, Lasinski BB, Cormier JN
CA Cancer J Clin. 2015 Jan-Feb;65(1):55-81. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
This article provides an overview of the recent developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer-related lymphedema. Lymphedema incidence by tumor site is evaluated. Measurement techniques and trends in patient education and treatment are also summarized to include current trends in therapeutic and surgical treatment options as well as longer-term management. Finally, an overview of the policies related to insurance coverage and reimbursement will give the clinician an overview of important trends in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancer-related lymphedema.
Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Breast Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.