Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2434–2435 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5916-1 ED ITORIA L – BREA S T O NCOLO G Y Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction in High-Risk Women: The Importance of Health- Related Quality of Life in Decision Making Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Women at elevated risk of breast cancer due to gene breast reconstruction trends, nearly two-thirds of women mutations or a strong family history of breast cancer are in this study underwent two-stage tissue expander/implant presented with several strategies to manage their breast breast reconstruction. Autologous breast reconstruction cancer risk: enhanced screening, chemoprevention, and was the second most frequent reconstructive method in this risk-reducing surgery. Women opting for enhanced study (25.8%), followed by a small proportion of direct-to- screening may have yearly mammograms and magnetic implant reconstructions (9.9%). Study results show that resonance imaging along with clinical breast examina- 2 years following surgery, patient satisfaction with their tions. If chemoprevention is chosen as a means of reconstructed breasts was high. It is interesting to note that lowering cancer risk, tamoxifen and raloxifene are two these women experienced higher psychosocial well-being, agents approved for this purpose in women at high
Annals of Surgical Oncology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 9, 2017
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