Increasing rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.

@article{Tuttle2009IncreasingRO,
  title={Increasing rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.},
  author={Todd M. Tuttle and Stephanie L. Jarosek and Elizabeth B. Habermann and Amanda Kathleen Arrington and Anasooya A Abraham and Todd J. Morris and Beth A. Virnig},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={
          1362-7
        }
}
PURPOSE Some women with unilateral ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) to prevent cancer in the opposite breast. The use and trends of CPM for DCIS in the United States have not previously been reported. METHODS We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to analyze the initial treatment (within 6 months) of patients with unilateral DCIS diagnosed from 1998 through 2005. We determined the CPM rate as a proportion of all… CONTINUE READING

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