Prevalence of self-reported arm morbidity following treatment for breast cancer in the Australian Breast Cancer Family Study.

@article{McCredie2001PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of self-reported arm morbidity following treatment for breast cancer in the Australian Breast Cancer Family Study.},
  author={Margaret R E McCredie and Gillian S. Dite and Lucy Porter and Judi Maskiell and Graham G. Giles and Katharine A Phillips and Sally Redman and John L. Hopper},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={515-22}
}
Population-based women (n=1049) with breast cancer diagnosed mainly between 1996 and 1998, when aged 20-59 years, were mailed a questionnaire seeking information about self-reported shoulder stiffness and swelling, numbness and pain/ache in the arm following treatment (excluding 6 months from diagnosis). Of the 809 who completed the survey, approximately seven in eight experienced at least one symptom, one in six reported all four symptoms, and one in three considered that their arm morbidity… CONTINUE READING

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