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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Efficacy of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with a family history of breast cancer.
Psychological reactions, quality of life, and body image after bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women at high risk for breast cancer: a prospective 1-year follow-up study.
Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy decision making: a vignette study.
SAN ANTONIO -- Long-term satisfaction with the decision to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction is often diminished by unanticipated changes in body image and the sexual relationship, Paula J.
SAN ANTONIO -- Long-term satisfaction with the decision to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction is frequently diminished by unanticipated changes in body image and the sexual relationship, Paula J.
Potential cases were excluded if they had undergone oophorectomy before their diagnosis of breast cancer or if ovarian cancer was diagnosed before breast cancer; potential controls were excluded if they had had bilateral oophorectomy or bilateral prophylactic mastectomy before the age at which their matched case received her breast cancer diagnosis.
Subsequently, she has undergone both bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy, with breast reconstruction by the transabdominal rectus muscle flap procedure, and is pleased with her decision.
Other treatment options include raloxifene and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.
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.
Now, just months after having a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and unexpectedly losing her CBS post (the network wanted to go in a different direction, she says), you might expect Syler to feel a little low.
A qualitative study looking at the psychosocial implications of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.

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