Patient characteristics and treatments associated with a decline in upper-body function following breast cancer therapy.

@article{Lash2000PatientCA,
  title={Patient characteristics and treatments associated with a decline in upper-body function following breast cancer therapy.},
  author={Timothy Lee Lash and Rebecca A. Silliman},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={615-22}
}
Breast cancer therapy is often followed by a decline in upper-body function. Women (303) diagnosed with stage I or II breast cancer were interviewed 5 and 21 months after surgery and their medical records were reviewed. Women with cardiopulmonary comorbidity had an odds ratio for decline at the 5-month interview of 2.8 (95% CI 1.3-5. 7), relative to women without. Women who received mastectomy (OR = 2. 5; 95% CI 0.9-6.7) or breast-conserving surgery with radiation therapy (OR = 2.9; 95% CI 1.0… CONTINUE READING

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