Psychosocial and physical outcomes of primary breast cancer therapy: Mastectomy vs excisional biopsy and irradiation

Wendy Schain, Brenda K. Edwards, Catherine Rice Gorrell, Ernest V. de Moss, Marc E Lippman, Lynn H. Gerber, Allen S. Lichter

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Abstract

Thirty-eight patients treated for primary breast cancer as part of a prospective randomized clinical trial were questioned retrospectively as to their psychosocial adaptation to treatment. Twenty patients had received mastectomy and eighteen had received excisional biopsy plus radiation of the intact breast. Aside from body image concerns, there were no marked psychosocial differences detected between these groups. Previous studies emphasizing serious psychological problems in mastectomy patients and fewer such problems in nonmastectomy patients may be influenced by biases that are not present in a randomized study design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Mastectomy
Breast Neoplasms
Biopsy
Body Image
Therapeutics
Breast
Randomized Controlled Trials
Radiation
Psychology

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • excisional biopsy
  • mastectomy
  • psychosocial outcome
  • radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Schain, W., Edwards, B. K., Gorrell, C. R., de Moss, E. V., Lippman, M. E., Gerber, L. H., & Lichter, A. S. (1983). Psychosocial and physical outcomes of primary breast cancer therapy: Mastectomy vs excisional biopsy and irradiation. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 3(4), 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01807591

Psychosocial and physical outcomes of primary breast cancer therapy : Mastectomy vs excisional biopsy and irradiation. / Schain, Wendy; Edwards, Brenda K.; Gorrell, Catherine Rice; de Moss, Ernest V.; Lippman, Marc E; Gerber, Lynn H.; Lichter, Allen S.

In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol. 3, No. 4, 01.12.1983, p. 377-382.

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Schain, W, Edwards, BK, Gorrell, CR, de Moss, EV, Lippman, ME, Gerber, LH & Lichter, AS 1983, 'Psychosocial and physical outcomes of primary breast cancer therapy: Mastectomy vs excisional biopsy and irradiation', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01807591
Schain, Wendy ; Edwards, Brenda K. ; Gorrell, Catherine Rice ; de Moss, Ernest V. ; Lippman, Marc E ; Gerber, Lynn H. ; Lichter, Allen S. / Psychosocial and physical outcomes of primary breast cancer therapy : Mastectomy vs excisional biopsy and irradiation. In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 1983 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 377-382.
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