Comparison of psychological aspects and patient satisfaction following breast conserving surgery, simple mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

@article{AlGhazal2000ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of psychological aspects and patient satisfaction following breast conserving surgery, simple mastectomy and breast reconstruction.},
  author={Sharif K Al-Ghazal and Lesley Fallowfield and R. W. Blamey},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 15},
  pages={1938-43}
}
The aim of this study was to assess and compare the psychological outcome and satisfaction of patients whom underwent wide local excision, mastectomy alone and mastectomy with breast reconstruction. A total of 577 patients had different types of operations for primary breast cancer (254 (44%) had wide local excision, 202 (35%) had simple mastectomy and 121 (21%) had breast reconstruction). Psychosocial morbidity and satisfaction were studied retrospectively using self-evaluation questionnaires… CONTINUE READING

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