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Breast cancer

Does the Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for Breast Cancer capture the problems in functioning treated by physiotherapists in women with breast cancer?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 21/09/2011

Objective The Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for Breast Cancer is an application of the ICF, and represents the typical spectrum of ...

Postmastectomy lymphoedema: different patterns of fluid distribution visualised by ultrasound imaging compared with magnetic resonance imaging

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Objectives Postmastectomy lymphoedema remains a disabling complication caused by treatment for breast cancer. The increased thickness of the dermal layer and the increased volume of the subcutis ...

What an inspiration...

Frontline article - Posted on 29/11/2010

The Society held its prestigious annual awards ceremony, marking its members’ achievements, at the Hotel Russell, London, on 12 November. ...

Physio DVD supports breast cancer patients

Frontline article - Posted on 29/11/2010

Breast Cancer Care has launched an exercise DVD designed by physiotherapists to aid the recovery of people who have undergone surgery for breast cancer. ...

Win for lymphoedema study recognised recognised

Frontline article - Posted on 15/11/2010

A research project validating a way of measuring hand size in patients with breast cancer-related lymphoedema has won an award from the British Lymphology Society. ...

Building a new future

Frontline article - Posted on 02/11/2010

Movement can be seriously affected by breast reconstruction after cancer treatment. But is enough being done to research the ...

Preparation of the breast cancer patient for radiotherapy planning

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 06/10/2010

Objective Approximately half of those patients who require surgery for breast cancer will be referred for a course of post-operative radiotherapy. In view of the increased risk of radiation dosage ...

A survey of written information on the use of post-operative exercises after breast cancer surgery

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 06/10/2010

Objective Shoulder and arm exercises are a routine part of post-operative care after axillary dissection for breast cancer. There appears to be a wide variation in recommendations in relation to ...

Physiotherapy management of axillary web syndrome following breast cancer treatment: Discussing the use of soft tissue techniques

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 29/09/2010

Background and purpose Axillary web syndrome (AWS) is becoming increasingly recognised as a sequela of breast cancer treatment. There are currently no formal guidelines on which to base therapy ...

CONGRESS '09 - ‘Unite to shape services’

Frontline article - Posted on 02/11/2009

Physiotherapists should join forces with other allied health professionals to strengthen their voice with employers, Dr Rosalie Boyce, research fellow in health sciences, Queensland University, told ...

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