Search for dissertations about: "arm lymphoedema"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words arm lymphoedema.

  1. 1. Liposuction and Controlled Compression Therapy in the Treatment of Arm Lymphedema following Breast Cancer

    University dissertation from Surgery Research Unit, Dept of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Malmö University Hospital, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden

    Author : Håkan Brorson; [1998]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; quality of life; Surgery; orthopaedics; traumatology; ortopedi; Kirurgi; traumatologi; arm lymphedema; arm lymphoedema; Psychological General Well-Being index; Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; shoulder mobility; Nottingham Health Profile; VAS; lymphoscintigraphy; laser Doppler imaging; skin blood flow; controlled compression therapy; breast cancer; liposuction;

    Abstract : Liposuction and controlled compression therapy in the treatment of arm lymphedema following breast cancer About one-third of all women treated for breast cancer develop arm lymphedema. The cancer itself is a worry, but the swollen and heavy arm is an additional handicap for the patients, both physical and psychosocial. READ MORE

  2. 2. Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer. A Physiotherapeutic Approach

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Therapy, Lund University Hospital

    Author : Karin Johansson; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cancer; onkologi; Cytologi; coping.; Cytology; oncology; cancerology; chronic disease; qualitative study; pneumatic compression; manual lymph drainage; compression therapy; BMI; workload; shoulder strength; shoulder mobility; Breast cancer; lymphoedema;

    Abstract : Ten percent of the female population in Sweden will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, but only a minority will die from the disease. Arm lymph oedema is a well-known complication following breast cancer treatment and the incidence varies between about 10% when axillary node dissection is performed and about 40% when axillary radiotherapy is added. READ MORE

  3. 3. Long-term follow-up after treatment of invasive and in situ breast cancer : aspects on second breast cancers HRQOL and lymphoedema

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

    Author : Helena Sackey; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among Swedish women and in 2012, 8490 new inva- sive breast cancers were diagnosed. The incidence of in situ breast cancer has markedly in- creased since nationwide mammography screening was introduced in the late 1980s. READ MORE