Clinical management factors contribute to the decision for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • These data suggest that increasing use of CPM is not associated with increased recognition of patients at high risk for CBC. Treatment factors, such as immediate reconstruction, preoperative MRI, and unsuccessful attempts at breast conservation, are associated with increased rates of CPM. Efforts to optimize breast conservation, minimize unnecessary tests, and improve patient education about the low risk of CBC may help to curb this trend.

publication date

  • June 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2010.29.4041

PubMed ID

  • 21464413

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2158

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 29

number

  • 16