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Treatments other than surgery may influence risk for breast cancer–related lymphedema

Rates of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer were higher among those who received chemotherapy, radiation and axillary dissection, according to study data presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Thus, the risk for lymphedema appears multifactorial and not impacted by the use of axillary surgery alone, according to the researchers.

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