Published in Clinical Oncology Week, July 10th, 2006
According to researchers writing in the journal Clinical Science, "In BCRL (breast cancer-related lymphedema), arm swelling is unevenly distributed and some regions are partly or entirely spared. In particular, the hand may or not be swollen, but when involved, functional impairment can be substantial."
A.W. Stanton and colleagues from the University of London wrote, "We have found previously that, when the ipsilateral hand is spared of swelling (in a limb with swelling proximal to the hand), the local lymph drainage rate constant (k) is at least as high as in...
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