Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy decisions in a population-based sample of patients with early-stage breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • Decision Making
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Motivation
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy

abstract

  • Many patients consider CPM, but knowledge about the procedure is low and discussions with surgeons appear to be incomplete. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy use is substantial among patients without clinical indications but is low when patients report that their surgeon recommended against it. More effective physician-patient communication about CPM is needed to reduce potential overtreatment.

publication date

  • March 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5531287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4749

PubMed ID

  • 28002555

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 274

end page

  • 282

volume

  • 152

number

  • 3