Women who wish breast reconstruction: characteristics, fears, and hopes.

  title={Women who wish breast reconstruction: characteristics, fears, and hopes.},
  author={David J W Keith and Mary B. Walker and Leslie G. Walker and Steven D. Heys and Tarun Kumar Sarkar and Andrew W. Hutcheon and O. G. Eremin},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={1051-6; discussion 1057-9}
The aims of the present study were to identify the characteristics of a consecutive series of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and to evaluate the perceived benefits and disadvantages of breast reconstruction. A consecutive series of 125 women completed the Breast Reconstruction Questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. The median age was 48 years (range, 28 to 75 years). A total of 49.6 percent (n = 62) indicated that, if it… CONTINUE READING


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