Prevalence of upper-body symptoms following breast cancer and its relationship with upper-body function and lymphedema.

@article{Hayes2010PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of upper-body symptoms following breast cancer and its relationship with upper-body function and lymphedema.},
  author={Sandi Hayes and Se-Min Rye and Diana Battistutta and Betsy H. Newman},
  journal={Lymphology},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={178-87}
}
This investigation describes the prevalence of upper-body symptoms in a population-based sample of women with breast cancer (BC) and examines their relationships with upper-body function (UBF) and lymphedema, as two clinically important sequelae. Australian women (n=287) with unilateral BC were assessed at three-monthly intervals, from six to 18 months post-surgery (PS). Participants reported the presence and intensity of upper-body symptoms on the treated side. Objective and self-reported UBF… CONTINUE READING

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