Issues of regret in women with contralateral prophylactic mastectomies Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Anxiety Agents
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • To minimize the risk of regrets in women contemplating CPM, it is imperative that these women be counseled regarding an estimation of contralateral breast cancer risk, the alternatives to CPM, and the efficacy of CPM. In addition, these women should have realistic expectations of the cosmetic outcomes of surgery and understand the potential impact on their body image.

publication date

  • September 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10434-999-0542-1

PubMed ID

  • 10493622

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 546

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 6

number

  • 6