Breast Reconstruction Also of Benefit to Older Breast Cancer Patients, Study Reports

Breast Reconstruction Also of Benefit to Older Breast Cancer Patients, Study Reports
A study analyzing breast cancer patients who underwent breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy procedures found that both older and younger women enjoy the same benefits without significantly higher risks of complications. The study, “Effect of Patient Age on Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction: Results from a Multicenter Prospective Study,” was published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers assessed clinical and patient-reported outcomes two years after 1,531 women underwent mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery at one of the 11 North American centers that participated in the Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium (MROC) study (NCT01723423) between 2012 and 2016. MROC is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded prospective, long-term effort focused on the outcomes associated with different types of breast reconstruction in different patient populations. About 40 percent of the 250,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 were 62 or older, and older women are less to undergo a mastectomy than younger women. Results showed that breast reconstruction is successful in the vast majority of cases, and age alone should not be a disqualifying factor when deciding on the procedure. Researchers analyzed two-year complications and patient-reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q Reconstructive Module — a data-gathering measure to assess patient satisfaction and perception of psychosocial, physical, and sexual well-being aft
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