Cancer-related lymphoedema in males: a literature review

Cosgriff, Nicola, and Gordon, Susan (2010) Cancer-related lymphoedema in males: a literature review. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5 (2). pp. 49-61.

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Abstract

Secondary lymphoedema (SL) is an under-recognised sequelae to cancer treatment and surgery. The current evidence for SL is based on females. Despite this, cancer risks in males and current projections of male-related cancers are increasing. A literature review was undertaken on males with SL which identified a paucity of research, large variations in prevalence, incidence and diagnostic criteria, length of follow-up and low quality of available research. Findings support the need for further high-quality studies investigating the male population with SL using a defined and accepted criteria for identification.

Item ID: 15950
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: men, prevalence, quality of life, secondary lymphoedema, gender specific
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ISSN: 1750-7235
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 01:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 50%
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