With rising numbers of elderly women developing breast cancer, treatment options must evolve which take into consideration quality of life and functional status. Although fewer women at all ages are undergoing mastectomy, for those elderly women who undergo mastectomy, reconstruction options should be offered. Over the past 5 years, increasing numbers of elderly women are electing immediate reconstruction (IM).
Recommended CitationRosenburg, Anne L.; Brill, Kristin L.; Flynn, R. A.; and Copit, Steven E., "Role of immediate reconstruction for elderly breast cancer patients" (2007). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 6.