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contralateral prophylactic mastectomy Archives – #BCSM

ASBrS Issues Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Consensus Statement

Originally posted on DrAttai.com During the April 2016 meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), a consensus conference was held to discuss contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). CPM is the removal of the healthy, opposite breast, and the rates of CPM have been increasing, for various reasons. A patient’s decision to undergo a CPM is […]

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Patient Input Requested – Increasing Mastectomy Rates
On: Dec 29, 2014
By: DrAttai

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 […]

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(Reasonable) Fear Prompts “Extra” Mastectomy Decisions – An Opinion

A study was recently published evaluating the reasons why women diagnosed with breast cancer might undergo a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.1 First, some definitions: –       Mastectomy – removal of the entire breast –       Prophylactic mastectomy – removal of a breast that does not have cancer –       Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) – removal of the breast that […]

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