Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Known as: BPM, Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy 
Surgical removal of both non-diseased breasts with the goal of preventing breast carcinoma.
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2007
2007
BACKGROUND Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations can reduce cancer incidence and mortality by using bilateral… (More)
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2004
2004
The purpose of this study was to determine the current psychosocial functioning of women who had previously had a bilateral… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND In women with a family history of breast cancer, bilateral prophylactic mastectomy is associated with a decreased risk… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have a high risk of breast cancer and may choose to undergo prophylactic… (More)
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2001
2001
OBJECTIVES To investigate the psychosocial impact of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy for women with increased risk of breast… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
CONTEXT Prophylactic mastectomy is a preventive option for women who wish to reduce their risk of breast cancer. There has been… (More)
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1999
1998
1998
Background: The discovery of a cadre of breast cancer susceptibility genes has resulted in an increase in the number of women… (More)
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1998
1998
Background: Primary prevention strategies such as chemopreventive agents (e.g., tamoxifen) and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy… (More)
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1995
1995
BACKGROUND Women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer are at increased risk of developing this disease. The optimal… (More)
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