Study: Immediate post-mastectomy reconstruction may boost survival

10/7/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry database found an association between reconstruction immediately after mastectomy and survival. Noting that women of higher socioeconomic status are more likely to get breast reconstruction, one plastic surgeon warned that the survival is likely based more on socioeconomic status and access to medical care.

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