Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 29th, 2003
"Surgical consultation concerning the possibility of breast cancer is a distressing experience, and having to take the next step of breast surgery even more so for many women," investigators in the United States report.
"However, the sources of variability in such presurgical distress are not well understood. Sixty-one women (mean age = 51) were recruited immediately following surgical consultation in which a recommendation of breast surgery (excisional biopsy/lumpectomy) was made," wrote G.H. Montgomery and colleagues, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer...
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