Preoperative Lymphedema-Related Risk Factors in Early-Stage Breast Cancer


Iyigun Z. E. , Duymaz T., Ilgun A. S. , Alco G., Ordu C., Sarsenov D., ...More

LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY, vol.16, no.1, pp.28-35, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lrb.2016.0045
  • Title of Journal : LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-35

Abstract

Background: Prolongation of survival in patients with breast cancer due to early diagnosis and modern methods of treatment has turned the attention on lymphedema, which is the most important morbidity secondary to the treatment of the disease. Determination of lymphedema and related risk factors in patients before a surgical intervention may provide protection for patients and early treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of lymphedema before surgery by bioimpedance analysis in patients with breast cancer and to establish risk factors associated with lymphedema.