Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 559–560 | Cite as

Measuring lymphedema in patients with breast cancer: go with the flow?

Invited Commentary


Breast Cancer Lymphedema Lymphatic Flow Target Treatment Strategy Bioimpedance Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelly K. Hunt
    • 1
  • Robert Askew
    • 1
  • Janice N. Cormier
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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