Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2526–2538 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5894-3 OR IG INA L A R TIC L E – BREA S T O NC OLOG Y 1 1 1,2 3 Lauren F. Cornell, MD , Dawn M. Mussallem, MD , Tammeza C. Gibson, PA-C , Nancy N. Diehl, BS , 1,2 1,2 Sanjay P. Bagaria, MD , and Sarah A. McLaughlin, MD 1 2 Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL ABSTRACT Conclusions. Baseline sexual dysfunction exists in women Purpose. Sexual dysfunction is assumed to be common, diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery negatively impacts but understudied, in breast cancer patients. Herein, we use sexual function. Patients who choose mastectomy do not the validated female sexual functioning index (FSFI) to exhibit superior sexual function over those having BCS at evaluate changes in female sexual function after breast 13 months following surgery. cancer surgery. Methods. The FSFI assesses sexual function in six domains (desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, Strategies to detect and treat breast cancer have improved dramatically over the last several decades. pain) on a 36-point scale, with scores [26.6 indicating
Annals of Surgical Oncology – Springer Journals
Published: May 30, 2017
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