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Title: Psychological effects of breast conserving therapy in comparison with radical mastectomy

Abstract

Psychosocial sequelae of breast conserving therapy (BCT) and radical mastectomy (RM) have been compared. Also, in the BCT group, the cosmetic results were judged by the patients themselves and two plastic surgeons. Body image in the BCT group (n = 114) was significantly more positive than in the RM group (n = 58). Patients treated with BCT had even less fear of recurrence of the cancer and would, if necessary, choose the same treatment again. Cosmetic results were good to excellent in 75% of the cases as judged by the two plastic surgeons. Most of the patients with a bad grading by the surgeons were happy with the results.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
OSTI Identifier:
5608193
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Int. J. Radiat. Oncol., Biol. Phys.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARCINOMAS; THERAPY; MAMMARY GLANDS; ATTITUDES; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; PATIENTS; PSYCHOLOGY; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; SKIN; SURGERY; WOMEN; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; DISEASES; FEMALES; GLANDS; MAMMALS; MAN; MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; PRIMATES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOLOGY; VERTEBRATES; 550603* - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Bartelink, H., van Dam, F., and van Dongen, J. Psychological effects of breast conserving therapy in comparison with radical mastectomy. United States: N. p., 1985. Web. doi:10.1016/0360-3016(85)90161-0.
Bartelink, H., van Dam, F., & van Dongen, J. Psychological effects of breast conserving therapy in comparison with radical mastectomy. United States. doi:10.1016/0360-3016(85)90161-0.
Bartelink, H., van Dam, F., and van Dongen, J. Fri . "Psychological effects of breast conserving therapy in comparison with radical mastectomy". United States. doi:10.1016/0360-3016(85)90161-0.
@article{osti_5608193,
title = {Psychological effects of breast conserving therapy in comparison with radical mastectomy},
author = {Bartelink, H. and van Dam, F. and van Dongen, J.},
abstractNote = {Psychosocial sequelae of breast conserving therapy (BCT) and radical mastectomy (RM) have been compared. Also, in the BCT group, the cosmetic results were judged by the patients themselves and two plastic surgeons. Body image in the BCT group (n = 114) was significantly more positive than in the RM group (n = 58). Patients treated with BCT had even less fear of recurrence of the cancer and would, if necessary, choose the same treatment again. Cosmetic results were good to excellent in 75% of the cases as judged by the two plastic surgeons. Most of the patients with a bad grading by the surgeons were happy with the results.},
doi = {10.1016/0360-3016(85)90161-0},
journal = {Int. J. Radiat. Oncol., Biol. Phys.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 11:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {2}
}