Predictors of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection in Hong Kong.

@article{Mak2008PredictorsOL,
  title={Predictors of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection in Hong Kong.},
  author={So Shan Mak and Winnie Yeo and Yik Mun Lee and Kwok Fai Mo and Ka Yin Tse and Sut Mun Tse and Fung Ping Ho and Wing Hong Kwan},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={
          416-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND The incidence rate of breast cancer is rising rapidly in Hong Kong. Lymphedema is a serious long-term complication of breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to evaluate risk factors associated with the development of lymphedema for patients with breast cancer who have had an axillary lymph node dissection and to explore potential factors associated with moderate to severe lymphedema. METHODS This was a matched case-control study… CONTINUE READING
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