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Decision-making determinants for breast reconstruction in women over 65 years old.

Authors
  • Quemener, Julie1
  • Wallet, Jennifer2
  • Boulanger, Loic1
  • Hannebicque, Karine1
  • Chauvet, Marie-Pierre1
  • Régis, Claudia1
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France. , (France)
  • 2 Biostatistics Unit, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Breast Journal
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2019
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
1235–1240
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13438
PMID: 31293041
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite the positive effects that breast reconstruction (BR) has on quality of life, access to it remains limited for older women. The aim of this study was to identify decision-making determinants for BR in women over 65 years old, using a specifically designed questionnaire. We included in a case-control study 134 patients treated by mastectomy for breast cancer with or without BR in a cancer center performing BR. We showed higher motivation scores and quality of delivered information in the BR group. Surgeons are a key in convincing elderly patients that their age should no longer be an obstacle to BR. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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