Factors associated with surgical decision making in women with early-stage breast cancer

A literature review

Maire Brid Mac Bride, Lonzetta Neal, Christina A. Dilaveri, Nicole P. Sandhu, Tina J Hieken, Karthik Ghosh, Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler

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Abstract

Background: Current recommendations for surgical management of early-stage breast cancer include breast-conserving surgery with postoperative irradiation. However, studies show that mastectomy is still being used by women with early-stage breast cancer. Methods: Review of the medical literature published between 2000 and 2010 to determine the factors associated with the decision of patients for surgical treatment in early-stage breast cancer. Results: The following patient characteristics affect the surgical decision-making process in early-stage breast cancer: age, socioeconomic factors, geographic area in which the patient lives, proximity to a radiation therapy center, testing for BRCA gene, breast imaging, and decision aids. Conclusions: Of increasing importance in the decision making about treatment of women with early-stage breast cancer are the woman's perception of having a surgical choice and the influence of that choice on postoperative quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Women's Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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Breast Neoplasms
Segmental Mastectomy
Decision Support Techniques
Age Factors
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Radiotherapy
Quality of Life
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Factors associated with surgical decision making in women with early-stage breast cancer : A literature review. / Bride, Maire Brid Mac; Neal, Lonzetta; Dilaveri, Christina A.; Sandhu, Nicole P.; Hieken, Tina J; Ghosh, Karthik; Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind L.

In: Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.03.2013, p. 236-242.

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Bride, Maire Brid Mac ; Neal, Lonzetta ; Dilaveri, Christina A. ; Sandhu, Nicole P. ; Hieken, Tina J ; Ghosh, Karthik ; Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind L. / Factors associated with surgical decision making in women with early-stage breast cancer : A literature review. In: Journal of Women's Health. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 236-242.
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