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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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.
She reported on 114 women who completed a detailed questionnaire on the effects of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction via sub-pectoral implants a median of 3 years after undergoing the surgery at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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.
The psychosocial impact of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: prospective study using questionnaires and semistructured interviews.
Interest in genetic testing for breast cancer predisposition surged following the actress Angelina Jolie's op-ed in the New York Times in May, 2013, revealing that she carried the BRCA 1 mutation and had undergone bilateral prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her breast cancer risk (1).
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.
* BACKGROUND Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women at increased risk, but little is known about the psychological impact of this surgery.
Clinical question Does bilateral prophylactic mastectomy prevent breast cancer in women with a family history of breast cancer?

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