Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Post Mastectomy Arm Swelling Incidence

Facts about post mastectomy arm swelling:

  • About 3 to 10 percent of women who undergo mastectomy develop post mastectomy arm swelling.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Post Mastectomy Arm Swelling References
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