Arm morbidity after sector resection and axillary dissection with or without postoperative radiotherapy in breast cancer stage I. Results from a randomised trial. Uppsala-Orebro Breast Cancer Study Group.

@article{Liljegren1997ArmMA,
  title={Arm morbidity after sector resection and axillary dissection with or without postoperative radiotherapy in breast cancer stage I. Results from a randomised trial. Uppsala-Orebro Breast Cancer Study Group.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Liljegren and Lars H Holmberg},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={193-9}
}
The incidence and time course of arm morbidity after sector resection and axillary dissection with or without postoperative radiotherapy to the breast was assessed in a prospective randomised trial among 381 patients with stage I breast cancer. At 3-12 months, arm symptoms were reported by 59/110 of the patients who had > or = 10 lymph nodes found in the axillary specimen versus 85/253 in whom < 10 lymph nodes were found (P = 0.002); at 13-36 months, the corresponding figures were 35/106 versus… CONTINUE READING

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