Risk factors for early lymphoedema do not predict late development of lymphoedema

Kilbreath, S. L., Beith, J., Refshauge, Kathryn M., Lee, M.-J. and Ward, L. C. (2011). Risk factors for early lymphoedema do not predict late development of lymphoedema. In: George C. Prendergast, 2011 Abstracts: 34th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (34th, CTRC-AACR, 2011), San Antonio, TX, U.S.A., (492s-493s). 6-10 December 2011. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS11-P4-14-02


Author Kilbreath, S. L.
Beith, J.
Refshauge, Kathryn M.
Lee, M.-J.
Ward, L. C.
Title of paper Risk factors for early lymphoedema do not predict late development of lymphoedema
Conference name Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (34th, CTRC-AACR, 2011)
Conference location San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.
Conference dates 6-10 December 2011
Proceedings title 2011 Abstracts: 34th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher American Association for Cancer Research
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS11-P4-14-02
ISSN 0008-5472
0099-7013
1538-7445
Editor George C. Prendergast
Volume 71
Issue 24 Supp. 3
Start page 492s
End page 493s
Total pages 2
Collection year 2012
Language eng
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Background: Previously, we investigated whether an upper limb 8 week exercise program commencing 1 month after surgery was associated with higher incidence of LE. As part of that study, we investigated the risk factors for development of LE at 12 month follow-up, which was equivalent to 15 m post surgery. As LE fluctuates during the first year, our secondary aim was to identify risk factors for LE at the conclusion of the intervention and at 6 m follow-up.

Conclusion: Fluctuation of LE over the first year is associated with different risk factors. For example, fluid accumulation is a common side effect of taxanes and it was therefore not surprising that there was a transient increase in LE. However, overall, we speculate that the higher risk for LE after 1 year is because of lack of use of the non-dominant affected arm. It is use of the upper limb which is likely the critical issue in this first year. Exercise was preventative while it was being undertaken; we question whether women maintained the level of exercise once the intervention concluded.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Poster Session 4 - Psychosocial, Quality of Life, and Educational Aspects: Quality of Life - Supportive Care" as Poster Abstract P4-14-02.

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