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Causes and treatment of early lymphoedema

01 June 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Lymphoedema – the swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body – due to an abnormal collection of a fluid called lymph in the body tissues can occur when part...

An audit of swollen limb measurements

26 October 1994

Nursing Standard


A common and easy method of assessing changes in limb swelling as a result of cancer treatment is to measure arm circumference at regular intervals. To ascertain...

Air travel and upper limb lymphoedema: what advice should patients be given?

05 November 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


In Western countries, lymphoedema develops most commonly as a result of cancer treatment. As the risk of developing lymphoedema in these circumstances is lifelong,...