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Predictors and outcomes of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among breast cancer survivors

Predictors and outcomes of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among breast cancer survivors Following a positive test result, 18% of women previously affected with unilateral breast cancer had a CPM. Women affected with breast cancer at a younger age, particularly those with positive genetic test results and higher cancer-specific distress, are more likely to choose CPM than women who receive uninformative test results and who are less distressed and older at diagnosis. CPM does not appear to impact distress outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Predictors and outcomes of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among breast cancer survivors

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oncology
ISSN
0167-6806
eISSN
1573-7217
DOI
10.1007/s10549-006-9423-5
pmid
17066320
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Abstract

Following a positive test result, 18% of women previously affected with unilateral breast cancer had a CPM. Women affected with breast cancer at a younger age, particularly those with positive genetic test results and higher cancer-specific distress, are more likely to choose CPM than women who receive uninformative test results and who are less distressed and older at diagnosis. CPM does not appear to impact distress outcomes.

Journal

Breast Cancer Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 26, 2006

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