Efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy in women with unilateral breast cancer: a cancer research network project.

@article{Herrinton2005EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy in women with unilateral breast cancer: a cancer research network project.},
  author={Lisa J Herrinton and William Eric Barlow and Onchee Yu and Ann M. Geiger and Joann G. Elmore and Mary B. Barton and E. L. Harris and Sharon J. Rolnick and Roy Pardee and Gail Husson and Ana Catarina Marques Macedo and Suzanne W. Fletcher},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 19},
  pages={4275-86}
}
PURPOSE We investigated the efficacy of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in reducing contralateral breast cancer incidence and breast cancer mortality among women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. METHODS This retrospective cohort study comprised approximately 50,000 women who were diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer during 1979 to 1999. Using computerized data confirmed by chart review, we identified 1,072 women (1.9%) who had CPM. We obtained covariate… CONTINUE READING

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