The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) published a new Position Paper on “Screening and Measurements for Early Detection of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema” in response to recent developments in breast cancer related lymphedema.
The publication of this paper is vital new information for breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema. The NLN Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) decided to write this new Position Paper due to evidence indicating that early detection of latent breast cancer related lymphedema offers an opportunity to identify and treat lymphedema more successfully at an earlier stage.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has adopted the NLN guidelines for early detection of breast cancer related lymphedema. This NLN Position Paper allows the guidelines to be available to all patients, providers, and advocacy groups regardless of where breast cancer treatment is received.
The paper can be viewed here: “Screening and Measurements for Early Detection of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema”
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