Lymphedema, a Complication Post-mastectomy | Chapter 06 | Current Trends in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 5

Mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection is the surgical procedure of choice necessary for the treatment of breast cancer and women are susceptible to develop upper limb edema known as lymphedema. Therefore, it becomes essential for nursing and given its importance, to provide educational support for prevention of lymphedema, which is the main potential complication with serious repercussions on the quality of life of women.

Author(s) Details

Juan Carlos López-Medina
School of Medicine, University of Celaya, México.

Daniela de la Borbolla
School of Nursing, University of Colima, Mexico.

Luis Antonio Díaz-Becerril
School of Medicine, University of Celaya, México.

Mayra del Carmen Ortega Jiménez
Departament of Nursing and Obstetrics, Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, Campus Celaya-Salvatierra, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza
School of Medicine, University of Celaya, México.

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