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Decision Making and Patient Preferences Prior to Surgery

Katharine Yao, MD
Published Online: 12:36 PM, Fri September 5, 2014
Katharine Yao, MD, director, breast surgical program, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois, clinical associate professor, surgery, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, gives an overview of an analysis that looked at patient preferences prior to surgery.

Clinical Pearls

  • This survey focused on surgery choices and treatment preferences before surgery.
  • 57.8% of patients considered a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy during the decision making process.
  • 39.8% of patients thought about their surgery choice prior to getting breast cancer.

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