Lymphedema Prevention in Breast Cancer: a Simple Blind, Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial of the Efficacy of Physical Therapy
- Consecutive women diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing unilateral surgery with
axillary lymph-node dissection at the Príncipe de Asturias Hospital in Alcalá de
Henares, Madrid (Spain) are candidates for inclusion in the study.
- Patients without axillary lymph-node dissection or with bilateral BC, systemic
disease, locoregional recurrence, or any contraindication to physical therapy are
excluded from the study.
Type of Study:
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Circumference measurements of the upper limbs using at 5 cm intervals from the elbow fold preoperatively prior to randomization and then post-operatively on hospital discharge (between Day 3 and Day 5), 4 weeks, and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after surgery.
Outcome Time Frame:
María Torres Lacomba, Prof.
Spain: Ministry of Health
- Breast Cancer
- Breast cancer
- Physical therapy
- Breast Neoplasms