Understanding the impact of breast reconstruction on the surgical decision-making process for breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Decision Making
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy

abstract

  • Most general surgeons do not discuss reconstruction with their breast cancer patients before surgical treatment. When it occurs, this discussion significantly impacts women's treatment choice, making many more likely to choose mastectomy. This highlights the importance of multidisciplinary care models to facilitate an informed surgical treatment decision-making process.

publication date

  • February 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23214

PubMed ID

  • 18157830

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 489

end page

  • 94

volume

  • 112

number

  • 3