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Journal: Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 22-25

Keywords : Breast Cancer; Lymphedema; Manual Lymphatic Drainage; Carcinoma Mastectomy; Lymph Nodes;

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In present world lymphedema is one of the side effects of mastectomy. When we talk about the treatment of lymphedema the standard treatment which comes into our mind is, complex decongestive physiotherapy (CDP). This treatment includes MLD (manual lymphatic drainage), short stretch bandaging, exercises program and also care of skin of the pectoral region and the surroundings as well as pneumatic compression (intermittent). Patient came with unilateral stage l lymphedema with a history of mastectomy. To treat the patient we used MLD, intermittent pneumatic compression and exercises. In the treatment of lymphedema manual lymphatic drainage is performed (MLD). The purpose of performing MLD was to find out the effectiveness in treating breast cancer related lymphedema and also prevent fluid formation in subcutaneous tissues. METHOD We gave the 12-session of manual lymphatic drainage and exercise in every month. RESULT AND CONCLUSION Showing that therapy created has an excellent effect. The lymphedema reduced day by day and It could also be the options to do isometric exercise program instead of performing short stretch bandaging. It is also considered as another option to treat individuals who are contraindicated for pressure therapy. When treating breast cancer you may come across the arm lymphedema. Quality of life may get affected and may also impact long term recovery and survivorship. Early treatment and preventions always plays a significant role in minimizing the complications.

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