Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 04;145(4):865-876
From the Section of Plastic Surgery, the School of Public Health, Center for Cancer Biostatistics, the Department of Radiation Oncology, Center for Bioethics and Social Science in Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development; the Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; the Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health; and the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.
Background: Within the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer, variations exist in the reconstructive options offered and care provided. The authors evaluated plastic surgeon perspectives on important issues related to breast cancer management and reconstruction and provide some insight into factors that influence these perspectives.
Methods: Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer (stages 0 to II) between July of 2013 and September of 2014 were identified through the Georgia and Los Angeles Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries. Read More