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, cilt.21, ss.361-365, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

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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.