Suzana Sales de Aguiar

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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. 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 conducted a survival(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is commonly diagnosed at an advanced stage in Brazil. AIM Analyze the determinants of advanced staging in Brazilian women with breast cancer. METHODS Crosssectional study, including women diagnosed with breast cancer in Brazil, between 2000 and 2009. RESULTS A total of 59,317 women were included, 53.5% being classified as(More)
To compare the disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates of men and women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. A retrospective cohort study of patients with breast cancer diagnosed and treated at the Cancer Hospital III of the National Cancer Institute of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 1999 and 2013. Male breast cancer cases(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of Kinesio® Taping (KT) in patients with arm lymphedema. Medical device clinical study in women with arm lymphedema. Kinesio® Tex Gold bandage was applied by the KT technique. Assessments and interviews were carried out both at the beginning and 4 days after intervention. Skin disorders,(More)
This study aimed to analyze the time elapsed between breast cancer diagnosis and initiation of treatment in woman treated from 2000 to 2011 in the Brazilian public health system and to identify factors associated with delayed onset of treatment. This retrospective cohort study included 137,593 women diagnosed in 239 hospitals in Brazil from 2000 to 2011. In(More)
Dear editor, We are very glad that our article BSafety and tolerability of Kinesio® Taping in patients with arm lymphedema: medical device clinical study^ [1] has raised such an important debate about this recently proposed therapeutic method for lymphedema treatment after breast cancer surgery [2, 3].We strongly agree with Nevola Teixeira et al [3] that(More)
Dear editor, We appreciate the opportunity to respond the comments on our article BSafety and tolerability of Kinesio® Taping in patients with arm lymphedema: medical device clinical study .̂ Our first objective was to evaluate the safety for the use of Kinesio® Taping (KT) in patients with lymphedema. Since our results have proven to be a safe method, we(More)
analysis stratified by age. For this, we classified patients into subgroups of age (<50 or ≥70 years), assuming the age of 50 years as a proxy for menopause in women (Phipps et al., 2010). In the population less than 50 years of age, there were no statistically significant differences in oestrogen, progesterone, or HER2 receptors between sexes. However,(More)
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