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The lymphedema diagnosis and treatment cost saving act and steps must be double checked.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23538245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that results in the swelling of any part or parts of the body when the lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes are damaged or inadequate. In the United States, cancer treatments (e.g., surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy) are the leading cause of secondary lymphedema. Oncology nurses play an important role in ensuring that patients with secondary lymphedema receive timely diagnoses with implementation of a proper treatment plan. Under- or untreated lymphedema is progressive and can lead to infection, disfigurement, disability, and death. Therefore, if the disease is not identified and treated in the earlier stages, patient prognosis is worse and treatment more costly.
Authors:
Heather Ferguson; Elaine B Llanos; Susan D Bruce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1538-067X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Lymphedema Advocacy Group, Charlotte, NC.
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