Quality of Life ~ Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

List was last updated on Aug 10, 2019 @ 1:45 pm.


    • "It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now": Women's experiences of decision making around Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM).
    • Tollow P, Williams VS, Harcourt D, Paraskeva N.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1002/pon.5086. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Body image problems in women with and without breast cancer 6-20 years after bilateral risk-reducing surgery - A prospective follow-up study.
    • Bai L, Arver B, Johansson H, Sandelin K, Wickman M, Brandberg Y.
    • Breast. 2019 Apr;44:120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.01.013. Epub 2019 Feb 1.
    • A comparison of patient satisfaction (using the BREAST-Q questionnaire) with bilateral breast reconstruction following risk-reducing or therapeutic mastectomy.
    • Kazzazi F, Haggie R, Forouhi P, Kazzazi N, Wyld L, Malata CM.
    • J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Sep;71(9):1324-1331. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.06.011. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
    • Surgery for BRCA, TP53 and PALB2: a literature review.
    • Song CV, Teo SH, Taib NA, Yip CH.
    • Ecancermedicalscience. 2018 Aug 29;12:863. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2018.863. eCollection 2018.
    • Risk-reducing mastectomy for the prevention of primary breast cancer.
    • Carbine NE, Lostumbo L, Wallace J, Ko H.
    • Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 5;4:CD002748. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002748.pub4.
    • Review, Meta-Analysis

    Summary: Women should be aware of their true risk of developing breast cancer and the limitations of current evidence when considering risk-reducing mastectomy. (Cochrane Library)

    • The psycho-social impact of contralateral risk reducing mastectomy (CRRM) on women: a rapid review.
    • Collins K, Gee M, Clack A, Wyld L.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Jan;27(1):43-52. doi: 10.1002/pon.4448. Epub 2017 May 31.
    • Review
    • Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. Psychosocial Issues in Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. Psychosocial Outcome Studies.
    • PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.
    • PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 2017 Nov 30. Accessed 2017 Dec 8.
    • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): A systematic review of patient reported factors and psychological predictors influencing choice and satisfaction.
    • Ager B, Butow P, Jansen J, Phillips KA, Porter D; CPM DA Advisory Group.
    • Breast. 2016 Aug;28:107-20. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 Jun 9.
    • Review
    • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: current perspectives.
    • Yao K, Sisco M, Bedrosian I.
    • Int J Womens Health. 2016 Jun 22;8:213-23. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S82816. eCollection 2016.
    • Patient-Reported Outcomes After Choice for Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy.
    • Hwang ES, Locklear TD, Rushing CN, Samsa G, Abernethy AP, Hyslop T, Atisha DM.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2016 May 1;34(13):1518-27. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.61.5427. Epub 2016 Mar 7.
    • Predicting women's intentions for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: An application of an extended theory of planned behaviour.
    • Richards I, Tesson S, Porter D, Phillips KA, Rankin N, Musiello T, Marven M, Butow P.
    • Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Apr;21:57-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2015.12.002. Epub 2016 Feb 2.
    • Associations between Reoperations and Psychological Factors after Contralateral Risk-Reducing Mastectomy: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study.
    • Unukovych D, Wickman M, Sandelin K, Arver B, Johansson H, Brandberg Y.
    • Int J Breast Cancer. 2016;2016:4604852. doi: 10.1155/2016/4604852. Epub 2016 May 26.
    • A rapid genetic counselling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer is associated with high rate of risk-reducing mastectomy in BRCA1/2-positive Italian women.
    • Cortesi L, Razzaboni E, Toss A, De Matteis E, Marchi I, Medici V, Tazzioli G, Andreotti A, De Santis G, Pignatti M, Federico M.
    • Ann Oncol. 2014 Jan;25(1):57-63. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdt422. Epub 2013 Nov 24.

    Viewpoint: Rapid BRCA Testing Informs Choice of Mastectomy. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Body Image and Sexuality After Surgery, Cancer and/or Treatment, for Survivors and Previvors.
    • Sharon Bober
    • FORCE. Be Empowered Webinars. 2013 Aug 28.
    • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for breast cancer: addressing peace of mind.
    • Katz SJ, Morrow M.
    • JAMA. 2013 Aug 28;310(8):793-4.
    • Commentary
    • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in breast cancer patients with a family history: A prospective 2-years follow-up study of health related quality of life, sexuality and body image.
    • Unukovych D, Sandelin K, Liljegren A, Arver B, Wickman M, Johansson H, Brandberg Y.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2012 Nov;48(17):3150-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2012.04.023. Epub 2012 Jun 11.