Dine JL, Austin MK, Armer JM. Nursing education on lymphedema self-management and self-monitoring in a South African oncology clinic. J Cult Divers. 2011;18(4):126-8.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in South African women. Without comprehensive national and provincial breast health programs, survivorship issues are in need of being addressed. Lymphedema secondary to breast cancer treatment (BCLE) is one of the most physically and psychologically devastating outcomes of treatment. Nurses at a South African oncology clinic educated survivors with BCLE in cost-effective self-management and self-monitoring techniques. The purpose of this paper is to describe these techniques and their relevance to diverse South African survivors. A case study analysis was performed. The need for cost-effective survivorship programs is discussed.

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