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Considerations for Clinicians in the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Expert ASBrS Panel

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Frank Vicini is a research adviser for ImpediMed. Sarah A. McLaughlin, Alicia C. Staley, Paul Thiruchelvam, Nancy A. Hutchison, Jane Mendez, Fiona MacNeill, Stanley G. Rockson, Sarah M. DeSnyder, Suzanne Klimberg, Michael Alatriste, Francesco Boccardo, Mark L Smith, and Sheldon M. Feldman have no conflicts of interest to report.

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McLaughlin, S.A., Staley, A.C., Vicini, F. et al. Considerations for Clinicians in the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Expert ASBrS Panel. Ann Surg Oncol 24, 2818–2826 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-5982-4

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Keywords

  • American Society Of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS)
  • Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema
  • Therapeutic Lymphangiogenesis
  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast And Bowel Project (NSABP)