Psychosocial and sexual impact of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

@article{Fallowfield1991PsychosocialAS,
  title={Psychosocial and sexual impact of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.},
  author={L. Fallowfield and A. F. van Hall},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  year={1991},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          388-99
        }
}
Psychosocial and sexual disturbances are common sequelae to a diagnosis of breast cancer and its treatment. The intuitively plausible hope that the advent of breast conserving techniques would prevent the psychological distress experienced following mastectomy has not been realised. Studies comparing psychosocial outcome of mastectomy with lumpectomy and radiotherapy reveal some advantage to women treated with breast conserving procedures in terms of body image, but very little difference in… CONTINUE READING

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