Living with lymphoedema in Ireland: patient and service provider perspectives executive summary

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308808
Title:
Living with lymphoedema in Ireland: patient and service provider perspectives executive summary
Authors:
Murray, Maeve; Gallagher, Pamela; O’Carroll, Susan
Affiliation:
School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Ireland
Publisher:
Irish Cancer Society
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308808
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Lymphoedema refers to swelling or oedema which is comprised of lymph fluid. It is caused by damage to or malformation of the lymphatic system. It frequently develops after treatment for cancer, most often breast cancer but also cervical, prostate, bladder and bowel cancer. Furthermore it can occur as a complication of non-cancer related conditions or can develop independently. The swelling usually occurs in the limbs. However, it can also occur in other parts of the body such as the head, neck, breast and genitalia, depending on the location of the lymphatic impairment (Moffatt et al., 2006). It is a chronic, incurable condition believed to affect at least 1.33 per 1,000 of the population (Moffatt et al., 2003). Lymphoedema can lead to pain, discomfort, and increased susceptibility to skin infections such as cellulitis, which may require hospitalisation (Morgan, Franks & Moffatt, 2005). Lymphoedema can also have significant psychological and social consequences (Morgan, Franks et al., 2005; McWayne & Heiney, 2005; Tobin et al., 1993; Williams et al., 2004).
Keywords:
CANCER; PATIENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Maeveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Pamelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Carroll, Susanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-20T11:00:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-20T11:00:34Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/308808-
dc.descriptionLymphoedema refers to swelling or oedema which is comprised of lymph fluid. It is caused by damage to or malformation of the lymphatic system. It frequently develops after treatment for cancer, most often breast cancer but also cervical, prostate, bladder and bowel cancer. Furthermore it can occur as a complication of non-cancer related conditions or can develop independently. The swelling usually occurs in the limbs. However, it can also occur in other parts of the body such as the head, neck, breast and genitalia, depending on the location of the lymphatic impairment (Moffatt et al., 2006). It is a chronic, incurable condition believed to affect at least 1.33 per 1,000 of the population (Moffatt et al., 2003). Lymphoedema can lead to pain, discomfort, and increased susceptibility to skin infections such as cellulitis, which may require hospitalisation (Morgan, Franks & Moffatt, 2005). Lymphoedema can also have significant psychological and social consequences (Morgan, Franks et al., 2005; McWayne & Heiney, 2005; Tobin et al., 1993; Williams et al., 2004).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Cancer Societyen_GB
dc.subjectCANCERen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENTen_GB
dc.titleLiving with lymphoedema in Ireland: patient and service provider perspectives executive summaryen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing, Dublin City University, Irelanden_GB
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