Nomograms for Predicting the Risk of Arm Lymphedema after Axillary Dissection in Breast Cancer

  title={Nomograms for Predicting the Risk of Arm Lymphedema after Axillary Dissection in Breast Cancer},
  author={PhD Jos{\'e} Luiz B. Bevilacqua and Michael W. Kattan and MS YuChanghong and PhD Sergio Koifman and PhD In{\^e}s E. Mattos and PhD Rosalina J. Koifman and Anke Bergmann},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Lymphedema (LE) after axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is a multifactorial, chronic, and disabling condition that currently affects an estimated 4 million people worldwide. Although several risk factors have been described, it is difficult to estimate the risk in individual patients. We therefore developed nomograms based on a large data set. Clinicopathologic features were collected from a prospective cohort comprising 1,054 women with unilateral breast cancer undergoing ALND as part of… CONTINUE READING


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