Living with mastectomy and breast conservation treatment: Who suffers more?

O. Gilbar, L. Ungar, G. Fried, Y. Taller, M. Cohen, E. Robinson

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Sixty-five patients who underwent modified radical mastectomy were compared with 55 breast conservation patients, all of whom were in stage I, II or III of breast cancer and were under treatment at an ontology clinic in northern Israel. The main findings indicate no differences between the groups in physical, psychosocial, marital or medical interaction, according to the CARE scale. These findings reflect the results of similar comparative studies conducted during the 1980s and 1990s as documented in the literature. Sexual interaction showed statistical differences favoring the women who had undergone mastectomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-326
Number of pages5
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Breast conservation
  • Mastectomy
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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