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What is the risk of breast cancer recurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy?

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/nipple-sparing-mastectomy
Full article: https://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(17)30595-1/fulltext

Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) offers better cosmetic results for women who have immediate breast reconstruction (at the same time as their mastectomy). Over the past decade, NSM has gained popularity among surgeons and patients. Studies show that women who keep their own nipples have higher rates of satisfaction and psychological well-being after mastectomy and reconstruction compared to women who lose their nipples. However, little data exists on the long-term risk of recurrence following NSM. New research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that risk of recurrence is low after NSM in carefully selected patients with breast cancer. (1/25/18)

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