Women's regrets after bilateral prophylactic mastectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy
  • Patient Satisfaction

abstract

  • Although a PM statistically reduces the chances of a woman developing breast cancer, the possibility of significant physical and psychological sequelae remains. Careful evaluation, education, and support both before and after the procedure will potentially reduce the level of distress and dissatisfaction in these women. We discuss recommendations for the appropriate surgical and psychiatric evaluation of women who are considering a PM as risk-reducing surgery.

publication date

  • March 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10761795

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 150

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 7

number

  • 2