Breast cancer treatment consists either in surgery, chimotherapy, radiotherapy or in the combination of the three :
The technique of the surgery can affect the mobility of the shoulder, with skin adhesions and axillary web syndrome (on the same side) and lead to the onset of a big swelling of the arm (lymphatic oedema).
Physiotherapy will help :
– restore the mobility and range of the shoulder on the affected side
– enhance the scar tissue mobility
– prevent or reduce the onset of an oedema thanks to the Manual Lymphatic Drainage