Lymphedema of the arm and breast in irradiated breast cancer patients: risks in an era of dramatically changing axillary surgery.

@article{Goffman2004LymphedemaOT,
  title={Lymphedema of the arm and breast in irradiated breast cancer patients: risks in an era of dramatically changing axillary surgery.},
  author={Thomas Edward Goffman and Christine Laronga and Lori Wilson and David N. Elkins},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          405-11
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to assess risk for lymphedema of the breast and arm in radiotherapy patients in an era of less extensive axillary surgery. Breast cancer patients treated for cure were reviewed, with a minimum follow-up of 1.5 years from the end of treatment. Clinical, surgical, and radiation-related variables were tested for statistical association with arm and breast lymphedema using regression analyses, t-tests, and chi-squared analyses. Between January 1998 and June 2001, 240… CONTINUE READING
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