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Monica Morrow, Mahasin Mujahid, Paula M. Lantz, Nancy K. Janz, Angela Fagerlin, Kendra Schwartz, Lihua Liu, Dennis Deapen, Barbara Salem, Indu Lakhani and Steven J. Katz Correlates of breast reconstruction Cancer 104

Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21444

The switch from radical mastectomy to modified radical mastectomy coupled with advances in plastic surgical techniques has made immediate breast reconstruction an option for most patients who undergo mastectomy. Despite this, relatively few women treated with mastectomy undergo immediate or early (within 3 months of their diagnosis of breast carcinoma) breast reconstruction. The purpose of the current study was to identify patient attitudes and preferences associated with the receipt of breast reconstruction, and whether these differed by race.

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