A protocol for preventative mastectomy in women with an increased lifetime risk of breast cancer.
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AbstractThis paper describes a protocol for women at high risk of breast cancer wishing to undergo preventative mastectomy. The protocol described is a holistic approach to each woman involving the use of a multidisciplinary team. The protocol takes a number of months from initiation to surgery. A time delay is deliberate to allow women to fully address the issues involved with a decision for surgery. Early evidence suggests that this prepares the women emotionally and physically for their surgery.
CitationA protocol for preventative mastectomy in women with an increased lifetime risk of breast cancer. 2000, 26 (7):711-3 Eur J Surg Oncol
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology