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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 807569, 8 pages
Comparison of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (Upper Limb Swelling) Prevalence Estimated Using Objective and Subjective Criteria and Relationship with Quality of Life
1School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU, UK
2Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
Received 9 April 2013; Accepted 30 May 2013
Academic Editor: Hirotaka Iwase
Copyright © 2013 Catherine Bulley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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