Interventions for Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of APTA
APTA's Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy has published its first major treatment-related clinical practice guideline — a resource on treatment of lymphedema related to breast cancer targeted specifically at the PT's role. Following up the academy’s 2017 guideline on diagnosis of upper quadrant lymphedema related to cancer, the new CPG structures its recommendations around what authors call "the care trajectory" and cites particularly strong evidence supporting exercise for those at risk for or in early stages of breast cancer-related lymphedema, and careful, patient-focused compression interventions when appropriate.
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