Patient issues in breast reconstruction.

  title={Patient issues in breast reconstruction.},
  author={Helene G Brown},
  volume={68 5 Suppl},
Breast reconstruction is not a new idea. Techniques have been developing since the late 1800s. The state of the art is such that the knowledge of its availability and success has significant effect on the willingness of women to seek earlier diagnosis and treatment. However, reconstruction is not for everyone. This paper examines the issues about knowledge, attitudes, and practices that either result in electing for or against reconstruction. Some issues involved are financial, others have to… CONTINUE READING