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Gynecological Cancer Therapy | Risk Factors for Lower Extremity Lymphedema

Purpose:

To identify a woman at risk for lower limb lymphedema following therapy for a gynecologic cancer based on the study of Beesley et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T45.1, T66

Description:

Beesley et al identified risk factors for lymphedema of the lower extremities in women following therapy for gynecological cancer. These can help identify women who may require closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from the Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, and Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in Australia.

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