Published in Cancer Weekly, November 25th, 1996
A retrospective review, covering a period of ten years, showed that fewer than 20 percent of indigent women were offered breast reconstruction and only 4.5 percent actually underwent the procedure. Study results were presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, held in Dallas, Texas, November 7-13, 1996.
The study, conducted at Riverside General Hospital, included 155 indigent patients treated for breast cancer between 1984 and 1994. The average age of the patients was 52 years, and...
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