Accession Number : ADA321144

Title :   Lymphedema: Incidence, Time Course, and Etiology in Long-Term Survivors of Breast Cancer Cohort.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 94-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Petrek, Jeanne A.

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Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : For reasons contained in the Body of the Report, this study will require another 3 months to complete. We are employing an existing extensive data base on a cohort of patients treated consecutively between October 1976 and June 1978 who were free of recurrent breast cancer 10 years after diagnosis. This data base includes prospectively acquired information (regarding clinical characteristics, intraoperative factors, pathological factors) and annually updated medical and cancer history. The medical records have been reviewed for specific anatomical and surgical technique factors that were not part of the original data base. We are interviewing each survivor for a wide range of factors occurring since her cancer treatment, concerning upper extremity activity, function, injury, infection, as well as general activity and health status. We are collecting objective self-reported measurements of arm circumferences. With this study design, we will calculate incidence and rate of lymphedema development. In a nested case-control analysis the women with lymphedema will be matched with women of the same age and stage without lymphedema in order to identify differences that may be predictive of lymphedema development.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVABILITY, *ETIOLOGY, *EDEMA, *LYMPHATIC SYSTEM, *BREAST CANCER, DATA BASES, MEASUREMENT, HEALTH, CLINICAL MEDICINE, LONG RANGE(TIME), DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), HISTORY, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PATHOLOGY, ANATOMY, PATIENTS, RECORDS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, SURGERY, WOMEN, EXTREMITIES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

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