Offering choice of surgical treatment to women with breast cancer.

  title={Offering choice of surgical treatment to women with breast cancer.},
  author={Lesley Fallowfield},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={30 3},
Much has been written about the psychosocial and sexual dysfunction associated with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Hopes that breast conserving techniques would lead to a reduction in some of the psychosocial morbidity experienced, have not materialised. Most of the methodologically sound studies reported to date demonstrate few differences in quality of life domains between women whatever their primary surgical treatment. Some researchers suggested that if women were offered an… CONTINUE READING

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