An exploration of Australian psychologists' role in assessing women considering risk-reducing or contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
Braude, Lucy et al.
The Breast , Volume 32 , 105 - 111
Given increasing rates of risk-reducing mastectomies (RRM) and contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM), and the potentially significant psychological sequelae of this irreversible procedure, health professionals (HPs) regularly refer patients to psychologists for pre-operative assessment and support. This is the first study to provide qualitative insights from HPs into the role of psychologists who are working with women considering RRM or CPM.