Quality of life after breast conservation or mastectomy: a systematic review.

@article{Irwig1997QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life after breast conservation or mastectomy: a systematic review.},
  author={Les M. Irwig and A Bennetts},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={750-4}
}
BACKGROUND For early breast cancer, survival after breast conservation is similar to that after mastectomy. Some women may not have a clear preference and wish to have further information about quality of life experienced after the alternative treatments. This paper describes a systematic review of randomized trials on mastectomy versus breast conservation for which there are data on quality of life or psychosocial outcomes. METHODS Literature was reviewed to find all randomized controlled… CONTINUE READING