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, vol.21, no.3, pp.361-365, 2012 (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
  • Journal Name: BREAST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-365
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


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.