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Efficacité d’une prise en charge précoce des femmes atteintes d’un cancer du sein à risque de développer un lymphoedème secondaire

Abstract : Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women. Each year a breast cancer screening program is set up to diagnose and treat it early. The treatment of patients is wideranging: surgery (including axillary lymph node dissection: ALND), chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc. However, side effects may occur following treatment. The management of possible secondary lymphoedema (LO) must be undertaken to avoid a number of complications. Aims: The aim of this review is to analyse the current scientific evidence regarding the development of secondary lymphoedema for women with breast cancer. Methods: A systematic research was conducted on PubMed, The Cochrane Library and PEDro. Among all the results, five randomized controlled trials were selected. Results: Our primary endpoint was measurement of upper limb circumference, followed by symptom severity and patient quality of life. Among the 551 women included, no significant results were found for the primary endpoint. However, a significant decrease in symptom severity and an overall improvement in quality of life can be highlighted. Conclusion: Early intervention for women with ALND would not be sufficient to limit the development of secondary LO, as many endogenous and exogenous risk factors are involved. However, early intervention after ALND would limit the onset of secondary LO symptoms and improve patients' quality of life.
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Manon Conte. Efficacité d’une prise en charge précoce des femmes atteintes d’un cancer du sein à risque de développer un lymphoedème secondaire. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03355410⟩

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