Current knowledge on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among women with sporadic breast cancer.

@article{Brewster2011CurrentKO,
  title={Current knowledge on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among women with sporadic breast cancer.},
  author={Abenaa M. Brewster and Patricia A. Parker},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={935-41}
}
The use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in the U.S. among patients with unilateral invasive breast cancer increased by 150% from 1993 to 2003. Although CPM has been shown to reduce the risk for developing contralateral breast cancer, there is conflicting evidence on whether or not it reduces breast cancer mortality or overall death. The increase in the CPM rate is especially concerning among women with early-stage sporadic breast cancer who have a minimal annual risk for… CONTINUE READING
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