A Unique Profile of Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome in Breast Cancer Patient in an Oncologic Center Surabaya, Indonesia Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Radin Hardika Kamal (1), Iskandar Ali (2), Edwin Danardono (3)
(1) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University/RSUD dr. Soetomo, Surabaya, Indonesia , Indonesia,
(2) Department of Oncology Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University/RSUD dr. Soetomo, Surabaya, Indonesia, Indonesia,
(3) Department of Digestive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University/RSUD dr. Soetomo, Surabaya, Indonesia, Indonesia


Background: Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS) is chronic neurophatic pain that is localized around the surgical site and can occur immediately or some time after surgery and lasts up to more than three months. Breast cancer is the most malignancy in women worldwide. Mastectomy is one of the treatment options for breast cancer that is often performed.

Goal: This research aims to provide an overview of the profile of breast cancer patients who experience PMPS at the Oncology Clinic at RSUD dr. Soetomo Surabaya in Desember 2023.

Method: This research uses a cross sectional to all breast cancer patients who experience PMPS. Samples were taken by consecutive sampling based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. We present our data descriptively in the tabulation of diagrams and tables.

Results: Based on the quality of pain, most patients complained of radiating pain (52.7%), followed by stinging (33.33%), and dullness (14%). Pain was mainly felt at the surgical area (94%) with the remaining 6% feeling pain in ipsilateral arm. A total 108 samples (60%) answered that they felt pain continously, and most of samples (86.7%) had a history of taking anti-pain medication to reduce complaints. Only about 36% of the samples said that pain improved over time.

Conclusion: At the Tertiary Oncologic Centre in Surabaya, most post-mastectomy pain syndrome patients were older, with luminal A type, and at higher TNM stages. The majority reported pain radiating from the surgery site, typically manifesting more than six months after the surgery.

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Radin Hardika Kamal
rhk.ppds@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Iskandar Ali
Edwin Danardono
Kamal RH, Ali I, Danardono E. A Unique Profile of Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome in Breast Cancer Patient in an Oncologic Center Surabaya, Indonesia: Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome. Arch Breast Cancer [Internet]. [cited 2024 Jul. 16];11(3). Available from: https://archbreastcancer.com/index.php/abc/article/view/974

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