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