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Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Disease Working Group Statement on Prophylactic (Risk-Reducing) Mastectomy

Kelly K. Hunt MD, David M. Euhus MD, Judy C. Boughey MD, Anees B. Chagpar MD, Sheldon M. Feldman MD, Nora M. Hansen MD, Swati A. Kulkarni MD, David R. McCready MD, Eleftherios P. Mamounas MD, Lee G. Wilke MD, Kimberly J. Van Zee MD, Monica Morrow MD
Breast Oncology
Volume 24, Issue 2 / February , 2017


Over the past several years, there has been an increasing rate of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgeries. Since publication of the 2007 SSO position statement on the use of risk-reducing mastectomy, there have been significant advances in the understanding of breast cancer biology and treatment. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the current literature as a resource to facilitate a shared and informed decision-making process regarding the use of risk-reducing mastectomy.

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