Researchers: Remove obstacles to immediate reconstruction

12/9/2011 | HealthDay News

Fewer than 25% of women with invasive breast cancer undergo immediate reconstruction after a mastectomy, according to a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Out-of-pocket costs and a lack of awareness of the options can be obstacles, and the study's authors said policymakers should look at ways to increase access to the procedure for all women.

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