Breast cancer surgery linked to swollen arm syndrome

Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop the debilitating disorder arm lymphoedema, anbsp;QUTstudy has found. The findings in a new papernbsp;Incidence of unilateral arm lymphoedema after breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysisnbsp;published in the prestigious journalnbsp;The Lancet Oncology, reveal the invasiveness of surgery to treat breast cancer increases the risk of developing arm lymphoedema.
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