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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Newsday
About: Complication of breast cancer not publicized enough
Date: 28 September 2004
Author: Roni Rabin
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