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Understanding risk-reducing breast surgery

Understanding risk-reducing breast surgery (October 2018)

This booklet is for anyone who is thinking about having risk-reducing breast surgery. You may consider this if you have a high risk of developing breast cancer. This is usually because you have a strong family history of breast cancer. The booklet explains what risk-reducing breast surgery is and what it involves. It talks about the different options for risk-reducing breast surgery. There is information about the benefits, limitations and risks of each type of surgery. We also talk about some physical and emotional issues you may experience, and ways to cope with these. We have included photographs of women who have had breast reconstruction after risk-reducing surgery. This is to help show how a reconstruction may look.

Author(s)
Macmillan Cancer Support
Place of publication
London
Date of publication
October 2018
Pages
106pp
Edition
6th edition
Series
A practical guide to tests and treatments
Price
Free.
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Format
Booklet
Language
English
Flesch readability score
67.1
DISCERN rating
***** Appraised and of good quality with very few shortcomings.
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