Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema and Management: Modern Risk Assessment, Surveillance and Care Pathways
Hear Dr. Jason Edwards share his experience distilling recommendations from clinical literature to guide everyday clinical practice for breast cancer-related lymphedema pathways.
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2:15 The scope and burden of breast-cancer related lymphedema
6:26 Mechanisms of lymphatic damage during cancer treatment
9:00 Why early stage lymphedema intervention matters
13:26 Creating a system for lymphedema surveillance
15:18 Predictive risk for developing breast cancer-related lymphedema
17:05 Using patient reported symptoms to diagnose lymphedema
18:41 Breast or truncal edema after breast cancer treatment
21:24 Pillars of lymphedema management
23:21 My practice for lymphedema referral pathway
24:44 Tools for lymphedema self-management
26:37 Using Flexitouch for cancer-related lymphedema home treatment
28:15 Flexitouch is more effective than self-MLD with high patient satisfaction
29:41 Flexitouch improves lymphedema outcomes and reduces costs
30:20 My personal clinical experience with lymphedema
31:45 Q&A with the audience
33:52 Do you ever refer for surgical interventions for BCRL?
35:28 What is the role of a radiation oncologist in lymphedema management?
37:01 At what point do you consider edema to be lymphedema?
42:21 Can we prevent or cure lymphedema with early intervention?
44:48 Do you incorporate static compression for truncal treatment?