Breast Cancer – Medical Taping

1 in 9 women will face breast cancer. Despite the fact that the number of breast cancer patients is increasing every year, the mortality rate is increasing annually by 5%. The reason for this is that education is improved and that have been added to new treatments for breast cancer. Depending on the type of breast cancer, there are several treatment options, such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. During the treatment process, but also later side effects occur. Medical Taping can be used often successful.

Breast cancer complications and treatment options with CureTape®

During or regularly complications after breast cancer treatment. Listed below are the most common complications are referred to in the treatment of breast cancer. Many breast cancer complications are treatable with CureTape®.

Sero Conversion to surgery

The most common complication after breast surgery seroma. A seroma is a space filled with moisture which is produced in the scar of the operation. Usually the body processes the moisture itself, but because the lymph nodes have been removed can cause problems.

An edema therapist or skin therapist can dissipate the seroomvocht by drainage handles and applying a Lymftape as shown in photo 1.

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Photo 1

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Photo 2

Edema therapist and MTC teacher Joyce Bosman here has done research in 2010 in Australia with Neil Piller to and its findings have been published in Lymphoedema 5 (2): 12-21 “Lymph taping and seroma formation post breast cancer.” Read the study here

 

Radiation therapy and tissue damage

By radiotherapy (radiation) may develop blockages in the connective tissue and speaking of fibrosis of the tissue, the skin no longer feels supple. In a oedeemarm it is advisable to first treat the scar by first and scar tissue around mobilize it, to drain and then taping. Mobilizing do to build a grid of CureTape® strips on the chest side (photo 2) and submit it to the back CureTape® narrow strips on the sides (photo 1). This will cause a shift of the fascial tissue causing the discharge of the fluid more smoothly. The scar will heal better and fibrotic tissue is significantly softer. Even shriveled scar tissue (after irradiation) improves under the influence of LymfTaping. LymfTaping is a 24-hour treatment method. By putting the tape on a stretched skin arise in neutral “convolutions” (waves). The skin is lifted and there occur pressure differences between the various applied tapes whereby the fascial structures are stimulated and moisture transport and pain occur as a damping effect.

Arm edema after axillary lymph node removal

auxillary taping

After an axillary lymph node removal can occur almost immediately or in the long term lymphedema in one arm. Also LymfTaping herein can make a positive contribution in the process of moisture removal. The strips CureTape® able to connect to the side of the body where lymph nodes are still present, the edema fluid is drained strips in that direction along this CureTape® (anastomosis).

Pain and movement limitation

 

A common complaint by radiotherapy is that a patient has pain and restricted movement in shoulder or arm. Here, too, a therapist can through various Medical Taping techniques provide relief of symptoms.

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Note: Please note that the specified tape applications and information on our website about the opportunities in the Medical Taping Concept, have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples cited are based on long term experiences of patients and skilled therapists.