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Our aim was to compare the responses of physical treatment with or without manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in lymphedema after breast cancer treatment in a Brazilian population. This was a controlled clinical trial with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer treatment patients that were randomized into either: Group 1 consisting of MLD, skin care, bandaging(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the magnitude of association and identify the aetiological fraction (AF) attributable to smoking in the development of different types of cancers in Brazil. SETTING We conducted a case-control study, including 231 102 patients registered in the Cancer Hospital Registries (CHR) in the period from 1998 to 2011. PARTICIPANTS A total(More)
PURPOSE To assess the determinants of late stage in women with cervical cancer in Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study of secondary basis. Women with invasive cervical cancer enrolled in the Cancer Hospital Registry between January 2000 and December 2009 were included. Late clinical stage (≥IIB) was the outcome considered. The following variables were(More)
BACKGROUND Most cancers of the uterine cervix are SCC, but the relative and absolute incidence of ACA has risen in recent years, and ACA now accounts for approximately 20% of invasive cervical cancers in the screened populations worldwide. OBJECTIVE To compare the epidemiological, clinical characteristics, and treatment outcomes of ACA with those of SCC(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced breast cancer is a very frequent serious public health problem. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to analyze the prevalence of arm symptoms and overall survival in affected patients. METHODOLOGY A retrospective cohort study was accomplished in 196 women presenting with advanced breast cancer. A descriptive analysis was carried out by and(More)
PURPOSE To describe quality of life (QoL) in a cohort of surviving women 4 years after breast cancer treatment and to analyze its role as a predictor of mortality within 2 years. METHODS This is a prospective cohort study of 544 women who have undergone surgical treatment, from 2001 to 2002 and who answered a questionnaire about QoL in 2006. After, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, palliative chemotherapy therefore being the only treatment option. This study was aimed at evaluating the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of advanced-stage NSCLC patients receiving palliative chemotherapy with(More)
This study aims to analyze the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of developing the most common types of cancer in the Brazilian population. It is a case-control study in which the most common types of cancer were considered as cases and non-melanoma skin cancers as controls. Data were routinely obtained by hospital-based cancer(More)
Purpose. To assess the quality of life (QOL) as a predictor of volume reduction in women undergoing complex physical therapy (CPT) for lymphoedema following breast cancer. Methods. Clinical trial in 57 women undergoing CPT. Results. At baseline, in measuring quality of life for the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire subscale of functionality, the worst scores for(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association between four biomarkers and overall survival in patients with breast cancer (BC). METHODOLOGY This cohort study had a sample of 2374 women over the age of 18, diagnosed and treated in a single reference center for BC in Brazil, during the year 2008-2009. The following pretreatment indices were analyzed:(More)
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