Post Mastectomy

Vopr Onkol. 1988;34(2):213-7.

Use of physical therapy measures in the rehabilitation of patients having undergone radical mastectomy.

[Article in Russian]

Gerasimenko VN, Voinarevich AO, Grushina TI.

Low-frequency electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, massage, exercise therapy and drugs were used in 90 patients who after radical treatment for breast cancer suffered pain and limited mobility in the shoulder joint. These procedures were intended to treat said complications, to normalize reflexes and to cut down the period of rehabilitative therapy. The treatment proved effective. No untoward effects on the course of the disease were observed within the first 3-5 years.