Is there an unmet need for post-mastectomy reconstruction?

September 3, 2014 8:02 PM

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Most women who undergo mastectomy following breast cancer do not then undergo breast reconstruction. In light of this, a team of researchers recently conducted a survey to determine if women are satisfied with their choices concerning reconstruction. Specifically, they set out to “examine correlates of breast reconstruction after mastectomy and to determine if a significant unmet need for reconstruction exists.”

The research team included specialists in radiation oncology, plastic surgery, breast surgery, public health, preventative medicine, and general medicine.

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