Treatment-related factors predisposing to chronic pain in patients with breast cancer--a multivariate approach.

@article{Tasmuth1997TreatmentrelatedFP,
  title={Treatment-related factors predisposing to chronic pain in patients with breast cancer--a multivariate approach.},
  author={Tiina Tasmuth and Matti Jorma Kataja and Carl Blomqvist and Karl Johan Albert Von Smitten and Eija Kalso},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={625-30}
}
A study was carried out to assess the factors predisposing to chronic post-treatment pain in the breast area and in the ipsilateral arm in patients treated for breast cancer using two multivariate models. In the study 509 patients with non-metastasized breast cancer who were treated during 1988-1994 completed the questionnaire about pain in the operated breast and in the ipsilateral arm 10-58 months after surgery. The factors included in the analysis were: age, type of operation, size of the… CONTINUE READING
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