Social and clinical determinants of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Decision Making
  • Mastectomy
  • Women

abstract

  • Many women considered CPM and a substantial number received it, although few had a clinically significant risk of contralateral breast cancer. Receipt of magnetic resonance imaging at diagnosis contributed to receipt of CPM. Worry about recurrence appeared to drive decisions for CPM although the procedure has not been shown to reduce recurrence risk. More research is needed about the underlying factors driving the use of CPM.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4703398

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5689

PubMed ID

  • 24849045

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 582

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 149

number

  • 6