Risk Factors for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing 3 Years of Prospective Surveillance with Intervention

The results confirm known BCRL risk factors such as axillary lymph node dissection, taxane-based chemotherapy, regional nodal irradiation, and obesity and provides novel data on the increased risk of BCRL in patients living in a rural areas as well as no increased risk from air travel.

Louise A. Koelmeyer PhD, OT,Katrina Gaitatzis Grad Dip(Psych),Mary S. Dietrich PhD, MS,Chirag S. Shah MD,John Boyages MD, PhD,Sarah A. McLaughlin MD,Bret Taback MD,Deonni P. Stolldorf PhD, RN,Elisabeth Elder MD, PhD,T. Michael Hughes MD,James R. French MD,Nicholas Ngui MD,Jeremy M. Hsu MD,Andrew Moore MD,Sheila H. Ridner PhD, RN

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing 3 Years of Prospective Surveillance with Intervention

The results confirm known BCRL risk factors such as axillary lymph node dissection, taxane-based chemotherapy, regional nodal irradiation, and obesity and provides novel data on the increased risk of BCRL in patients living in a rural areas as well as no increased risk from air travel.
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