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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) 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
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-365

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.