Breast cancer related lymphedema in patients with different loco-regional treatments.


Ozcinar B., Guler S. A. , Kocaman N., Ozkan M., Gulluoglu B. M. , Ozmen V.

Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland), vol.21, no.3, pp.361-5, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.03.002
  • Title of Journal : Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-5
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, Lymphedema, Axillary dissection, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Radiotherapy, SENTINEL-NODE BIOPSY, EDEMA FOLLOWING TREATMENT, AXILLARY DISSECTION, ARM EDEMA, RISK-FACTORS, FOLLOW-UP, MORBIDITY, WOMEN, PREVALENCE, CARCINOMA

Abstract

Introduction: Lymphedema, a sequela of breast cancer and breast cancer therapy, changes functional abilities and may affect a patient's psychosocial adjustment and overall quality of life. Aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the rate of mid-term and late time period lymphedema in breast cancer patients with different loco-regional treatments, and factors associated with lymphedema.