Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy decisions in a population-based sample of patients with early-stage breast cancer
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
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.