November 2009 
Volume 39  Number 11
Pages 21 - 23
  PDF Version Available!

In a recent study, women with lymphedema who lifted weights had fewer exacerbations, reduced symptoms, and increased strength. These findings contradict current thinking that after breast surgery, using the affected arm to lift children or heavy objects triggers or aggravates lymphedema, which can be extremely painful, debilitating, and difficult to manage.

The randomized, controlled trial involved 141 breast cancer survivors with stable lymphedema of the arm. Some of the women lifted weights twice a week; others were assigned to a non-weight-lifting control group. Women who lifted weights were required to wear a compression garment while training.

Researchers measured the change in hand and arm edema after 1 year, exacerbations ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!

1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.

Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events