Prevalence of lymphedema in women with breast cancer 5 years after sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary dissection: Patient perceptions and precautionary behaviors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Body weight, infection, and injury are significant risk factors for perceiving lymphedema. There is significant discordance between the presence of measured and patient-perceived lymphedema. When compared to SLNB/ALND, SLNB-alone results in a significantly lower rate of patient-perceived arm swelling 5 years postoperatively, and is perceived by fewer women than are measured to have it.

publication date

  • November 10, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2652092

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2008.16.3766

PubMed ID

  • 18838708

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5220

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 26

number

  • 32