Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

 

Prospective Study of Psychosocial Outcomes of Having Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Among Women With Nonhereditary Breast Cancer

Authors: Parker, P.A. et. al.
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology 

Women who are surgical candidates for breast cancer treatment often have a choice between lumpectomy and mastectomy for their care. While CPM does not affect cancer-related outcomes, many women consider this as an additional option in their cancer treatment plan. Studies have explored the factors that lead to this decision, as well as the effects of CPM on women’s lives.

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