prophylactic mastectomy


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prophylactic mastectomy

Surgical oncology Bilateral mastectomy in a ♀ at high risk–eg, with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and breast CA in 1st-degree relatives, to ↓ CA risk. See Prophylactic oophorectomy, Radical mastectomy.

prophylactic mastectomy

The removal of one or both breasts in an attempt to prevent the development of breast cancer. Surgical removal of the breasts to prevent breast cancer is sometimes used by women with a BRCA gene or a strong history of breast cancer in first-degree relatives. Synonym: preventive m
See also: mastectomy
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Efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy in women with unilate ral breast cancer: a cancer research network project.
Quality of life after contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer patients who underwent BRCA1/2 gene testing.
That's like chopping off a finger because you're afraid it might get broken": disease and illness in women's views of prophylactic mastectomy.
Now they're learning how to take that knowledge a step further, ensuring the cancer is caught early with advanced screening techniques like MRI, or preventing it altogether with prophylactic mastectomy.
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.
Other treatment options include raloxifene and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.
Another niece, age 27, elected to have prophylactic mastectomy after she, too, developed fibrocystic disease.
The remaining cancer was detected on prophylactic mastectomy (7 mm invasive lobular carcinoma).
Increasing rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Prophylactic mastectomy has the ability to reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by 90%-95%.

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