bilateral prophylactic mastectomy


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bilateral prophylactic mastectomy

The surgical excision of both breasts in a woman at an increased risk of breast cancer because she is a carrier of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.

In one study of 223 women who underwent bilateral prophylactic and were followed for 6.6 years, no primary breast cancer was observed compared with 12 expected cases.
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Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy reduces breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: the PROSE study group.
Efficacy of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with a family history of breast cancer.
She reported on 114 women who completed a detailed questionnaire on the effects of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction via subpectoral implants a median of 3 years after undergoing the surgery at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Bresser and her colleagues were gratified to find 95% of survey participants indicated they would opt for bilateral prophylactic mastectomy if they had it to decide over again, and 79% would chose the same type of immediate breast reconstruction.
LITTLE is known of the psychological and social impact of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy for women at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (PM) in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
Surgeons had been performing the breast-removal procedure, known as bilateral prophylactic mastectomy on such women, since the 1960s, assuming that it would reduce a woman's cancer risk.
She noted patients have many options to reduce risk other than the procedure, known as bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, including careful monitoring of the patient, frequent mammograms and living a healthier lifestyle.
Should they undergo breast surgery - bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, before any signs of the disease are found?
Until recently, bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, as doctors call it, was rare.

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