Selected high-risk women without breast cancer choose to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. In addition, an increasing proportion of patients with unilateral breast cancer choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) to prevent cancer in the contralateral breast. The purpose of this chapter is to review the indications, outcomes, and trends in the use of BPM. We will also review the trends in CPM use, the potential reasons for the observed trends, and the outcomes after CPM.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Breast disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Comprehensive management|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015.
- Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
- Role of prophylactic mastectomy
- Surgery options
- Trends in breast cancer treatment