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Comments on the Usage of External Breast Prosthesis by Indian Women Undergoing Mastectomy

Comments on the Usage of External Breast Prosthesis by Indian Women Undergoing Mastectomy Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology ( September 2022) 13(3):516–517 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-022-01513-x LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Comments on the Usage of External Breast Prosthesis by Indian Women Undergoing Mastectomy 1 1 Kanyadhara Lohita Krishna  · B. S. Srinath Received: 2 August 2020 / Accepted: 13 January 2022 / Published online: 26 January 2022 © Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2022 In India, 1 in 29 women is at risk of developing breast cancer cost, and maintenance [4]. Young women, especially from during their lifetime with the highest burden in metropolitan urban areas, have better access to purchase EBP compared cities [1]. In the era where breast conservation surgery and to older women from rural areas who lack motivation and breast reconstruction are being increasingly performed, a awareness. Hence, it is very important to counsel about the lot of breast cancer patients are still treated by mastectomy. usage and availability of EBP during immediate pre- and The decision of mastectomy is dependent on the stage of post-operative period. breast cancer or availability of a radiotherapy unit. In coun- Unlike in the past, EBP is available in different shapes tries like India where the per capita income is low, breast (triangles/teardrop/circular), sizes (shallow/full), weights, reconstruction and radiotherapy add http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

Comments on the Usage of External Breast Prosthesis by Indian Women Undergoing Mastectomy

Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology , Volume 13 (3) – Sep 1, 2022

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Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology ( September 2022) 13(3):516–517 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-022-01513-x LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Comments on the Usage of External Breast Prosthesis by Indian Women Undergoing Mastectomy 1 1 Kanyadhara Lohita Krishna  · B. S. Srinath Received: 2 August 2020 / Accepted: 13 January 2022 / Published online: 26 January 2022 © Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2022 In India, 1 in 29 women is at risk of developing breast cancer cost, and maintenance [4]. Young women, especially from during their lifetime with the highest burden in metropolitan urban areas, have better access to purchase EBP compared cities [1]. In the era where breast conservation surgery and to older women from rural areas who lack motivation and breast reconstruction are being increasingly performed, a awareness. Hence, it is very important to counsel about the lot of breast cancer patients are still treated by mastectomy. usage and availability of EBP during immediate pre- and The decision of mastectomy is dependent on the stage of post-operative period. breast cancer or availability of a radiotherapy unit. In coun- Unlike in the past, EBP is available in different shapes tries like India where the per capita income is low, breast (triangles/teardrop/circular), sizes (shallow/full), weights, reconstruction and radiotherapy add

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Indian Journal of Surgical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2022

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