On Saturday January 17th, I will be giving a talk at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting – the title of the talk is: Increasing Mastectomy Rates – Science vs. Personal Choice.
There is a tremendous amount of literature documenting the increasing mastectomy rates – the focus of the talk will be patients who opt either for mastectomy when a lumpectomy is recommended, or elect to remove the unaffected breast (contralateral prophylactic mastectomy). This talk will focus on women without a BRCA or other genetic mutation.
As has been my practice for several years, I’d like to include the patient voice, so I’m asking for input from you. I would like to hear about your decision-making process, whether or not your surgeon tried to change your mind, how many opinions you obtained, and whether or not you regret your decision. I think that it is important to share the patient point of view with the scientific community.
No names or other identifying information will be used. If you are uncomfortable for any reason leaving your information here, you may email me at info@DrAttai.com – this email is monitored by me, not my office staff.
Thank you in advance!