Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy is Associated with a Survival Advantage in High-Risk Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer

@article{Boughey2010ContralateralPM,
  title={Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy is Associated with a Survival Advantage in High-Risk Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer},
  author={Judy C. Boughey and Tanya L. Hoskin Ms and Amy C Degnim and Thomas A. Sellers and Joanne L. Johnson Rn and Melanie J. Kasner Lpn and Lynn C. Hartmann and Marlene H. Frost},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={2702-2709}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate whether contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in addition to therapeutic mastectomy (TM) is associated with a survival advantage in high-risk women with breast cancer. A total of 385 women with stage I or II breast cancer and a family history of breast cancer who underwent TM and CPM between 1971 and 1993 were evaluated and compared to 385 patients matched on age at diagnosis, tumor stage, nodal status, and year of diagnosis who underwent TM-only… CONTINUE READING
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