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Eplasty. 2009 Jun 2;9:e18.

Quality of life after breast cancer surgery with or without reconstruction.

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The Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. demetrisstavrou@gmail.com

Abstract

In the modern era, where breast-conserving surgery is a viable alternative to mastectomy, breast cancer patients and their healthcare providers have to consider the issue of quality of life in regards to the type of surgery. The choice of surgical procedure should consider the perceptions of women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their functional and emotional well-being. A more holistic approach to the patient should be implemented with proper psychological evaluation before and psychological support after the crisis.

PMID:
19572009
PMCID:
PMC2691644

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