Breast cancer surgery: comparing surgical groups and determining individual differences in postoperative sexuality and body change stress.

@article{Yurek2000BreastCS,
  title={Breast cancer surgery: comparing surgical groups and determining individual differences in postoperative sexuality and body change stress.},
  author={D Yurek and William Farrar and B L Andersen},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={697-709}
}
Women diagnosed and surgically treated for regional breast cancer (N = 190) were studied to determine the sexual and body change sequelae for women receiving modified radical mastectomy (MRM) with breast reconstruction in comparison with the sequelae for women receiving breast-conserving therapy (BCT) or MRM without breast reconstruction. The sexuality pattern for women receiving reconstructive surgery was one that was significantly different--with lower rates of activity and fewer signs of… CONTINUE READING