•Cancer survivors with Secondary Upper Quadrant Lymphedema such as Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, and Head and Neck cancer. Target Audience: •Physical therapists regardless of subspecialty and setting, as well as for other health care practitioners and students. Apr 17, · Many studies have shown that the upper outer quadrant of the breast is the most frequent site for occurrence of breast cancer [22–24]. A study consisting of consecutive breast core biopsies noted 62% of malignant lesions (95% confidence interval %) arose from the UO quadrant. An adequate explanation for this asymmetric Cited by: 8.
Home» Site-specific Modules» Breast Cancer» Anatomy» Quadrants of the Breast. Section Menu. Cancer Registration & Surveillance Modules. Site-specific Modules. Breast Cancer. Introduction. Types of Breast Cancer; Risk Factors; Signs & Symptoms; Five-Year Survival Rates; Review; Anatomy. This is because the upper quadrant of the breast has a greater thickness of the glandular layer relative to the other breast zones. In this place there is a large number of lymphatic and blood vessels that feed the inflammatory or tumor process. The outer quadrants of the breast are more likely than other sites to be injured, which can provoke damage to the glandular tissue and the .
May 16, · Breast asymmetry refers to when one breast is a different size or shape than the other. A mammogram or breast cancer screening may show asymmetrical breast size or density. Abstract. The relatively high proportion of carcinomas arising in the upper outer quadrant of the breasts is argued to support the hypothesis that underarm cosmetics cause breast cancer. This study aimed to test the alternative hypothesis that the high proportion of carcinomas arising in the upper outer quadrant of the breasts is a reflection of the greater amount of breast tissue in this .