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Translated title of the contribution: Late effects following breast cancer treatment

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Abstract

Improved survival after breast cancer treatment comes at a cost in the form of increased risk of late effects. A number of these are summarised in this review. The late effects can be divided in 1) late effects after locoregional treatment, e.g., lymphoedema, impaired shoulder movement, and pain; 2) consequences of systemic treatment, e.g. polyneuropathy, problems related to premature menopause, and increased risk of cardio-vascular disease; and 3) general late effects, commonly seen across all cancer types, including fatigue, insomnia, and cognitive impairment. There is a need for more knowledge about risk factors, prognoses, and the most effective treatments.

Translated title of the contributionLate effects following breast cancer treatment
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Volume186
Issue12
Number of pages7
ISSN0041-5782
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

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