Lymphoedema likes exercise! Women with breast cancer lymphoedema now encouraged to exercise

Lymphoedema likes exercise! Women with breast cancer lymphoedema now encouraged to exercise

bbc_73508093_m1220213-coloured_sem_of_a_breast_cancer_cell-splMarch 12th 2014 the BBC reports that the new UK National Institute for Health and Care

Excellence (NICE) guidance are clearly encouraging people with lymphoedema after breast
cancer treatment to exercise. Prof Mark Baker, director of the NICE centre for clinical practice,
said: “For breast cancer patients, lymphoedema may occur as a result of treatment – such as
surgery or radiotherapy – or cancer cells blocking the lymph system. Nurse Jackie Harris of
Breast Cancer Care Doctor adds that “regular movement in everyday life or work can help keep
joints supple and aids lymph drainage and extra exercises can also be useful if swelling restricts
movement of the arm.”

To read more…. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26530269


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