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The Risk of Developing Arm Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Factors

The Risk of Developing Arm Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment... Mastectomy, extent of axillary dissection, radiation therapy, and presence of positive nodes increased risk of developing arm lymphedema after breast cancer. These factors likely reflected lymph node removal, which most surgeons consider to be the largest risk factor for lymphedema. Future studies should consider examining sentinel node biopsy versus no dissection with a long follow-up time post surgery to see if there is a benefit of decreased lymphedema compared with no dissection. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

The Risk of Developing Arm Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Factors

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Society of Surgical Oncology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery ; Oncology ; Surgical Oncology
ISSN
1068-9265
eISSN
1534-4681
DOI
10.1245/s10434-009-0452-2
pmid
19365624
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Abstract

Mastectomy, extent of axillary dissection, radiation therapy, and presence of positive nodes increased risk of developing arm lymphedema after breast cancer. These factors likely reflected lymph node removal, which most surgeons consider to be the largest risk factor for lymphedema. Future studies should consider examining sentinel node biopsy versus no dissection with a long follow-up time post surgery to see if there is a benefit of decreased lymphedema compared with no dissection.

Journal

Annals of Surgical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 14, 2009

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