Published in Clinical Oncology Week, March 29th, 2004
"A consecutive sample of 56 women with a familial risk for breast cancer who were considering a prophylactic mastectomy (PM) completed questionnaires preoperatively concerning risk perception, expectations with regard to surgery, anxiety and depressive symptoms (the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) scale) and quality of life (The Swedish SF-36 Health Survey)," scientists in Sweden report.
"Sixteen had had a previous...
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