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What do surgeons need before performing preventative simple mastectomy?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Appropriate reason

Removing a breast is not an insignificant thing and should only be done for an appropriate indication (i.
e. Appropriate high risk). Beyond this, basic screening should have been done in a recent interval - no one likes surprises. The patient should be a reasonable surgical candidate.

In brief: Appropriate reason

Removing a breast is not an insignificant thing and should only be done for an appropriate indication (i.
e. Appropriate high risk). Beyond this, basic screening should have been done in a recent interval - no one likes surprises. The patient should be a reasonable surgical candidate.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: An Informed Patient

Before considering a prophylactic mastectomy, it is necessary to understand one's risk of developing breast cancer.
This is best addressed by a genetic counselor, supplemented by blood testing. Next, it is important to understand the different surgical options available, especially relating to simultaneous reconstruction. Lastly, a recent mammogram is necessary to check for an occult cancer.

In brief: An Informed Patient

Before considering a prophylactic mastectomy, it is necessary to understand one's risk of developing breast cancer.
This is best addressed by a genetic counselor, supplemented by blood testing. Next, it is important to understand the different surgical options available, especially relating to simultaneous reconstruction. Lastly, a recent mammogram is necessary to check for an occult cancer.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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