Psychosocial functioning in women who have undergone bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.

@article{Metcalfe2004PsychosocialFI,
  title={Psychosocial functioning in women who have undergone bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.},
  author={Kelly A Metcalfe and Mary Jane Esplen and Vivek Goel and Steven A Narod},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={14-25}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the current psychosocial functioning of women who had previously had a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. Women in the province of Ontario who had undergone prophylactic mastectomy between 1991 and 2000 were asked to complete questionnaires that assessed psychological distress, sexual activity, overall satisfaction with decision to have a prophylactic mastectomy, and body image. Ninety-seven percent of the women were satisfied with their decision to… CONTINUE READING

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