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Complication of breast cancer not publicized enough

One of the less publicized complications of breast cancer surgery is lymphedema which may develop soon after surgery or many years later. Up to a third of breast cancer survivors may develop the condition. Doctors believe a more selective approach to lymph node removal may prevent many of the complications. Obesity is one of the risk factors of this complication.

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About: Complication of breast cancer not publicized enough

Date: 28 September 2004

Source: Newsday

Author: Roni Rabin

URL: http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-dsrabin3986353sep28,0,3399803.column?coll=ny-health-headlines

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