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Risk of secondary lymphedema in breast cancer survivors is related to serum phospholipid fatty acid desaturation

Lymphedema
Author
Ryu E et al.
Used Parameters : ECF, ECW

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Korea

Journal : Support Care Cancer

Purpose Secondary lymphedema is a common irreversible side effect of breast cancer surgery. We investigated if risk of secondary lymphedema in breast cancer survivors was related to changes in serum phospholipid fatty acid composition. Methods Study subjects were voluntarily recruited into the following three groups: breast cancer survivors who had sentinel lymph node biopsy without lymphedema (SLNB), those who had auxillary lymph node dissection without lymphedema (ALND), and those who had ALND with lymphedema …
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