Compression corsets with low compression class for the prevention and treatment of patients after mastectomy and lymphadenectomy
There is no fully effective treatment for secondary lymphedema. In patients with breast cancer, lymphedema may
present immediately after axillary dissection or years later. It typically occurs in a limb (such as an arm), but it
can also occur in the torso, especially in breast cancer
patients. It is, therefore, essential to prevent or minimize
the condition. The currently used compression therapy
has varying efficiency. Thus, researchers are still looking
for better solutions, especially for primary prevention.
whether compression corsets therapy with a class I compression garment could prevent truncal lymphedema on
the operated side in females who underwent mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection as the standard
of care for breast cancer treatment and whether this therapy is efficient in prevention and treatment of truncal
lymphedema in patients who underwent mastectomy and
additional radiotherapy, and whether this method could
be implemented for pain reduction strategies in this treatment group.