Monday, 23 October 2017

Breast Cancer Genetics for Plastic Surgeons

Breast Cancer Genetics for Plastic Surgeons
McInerney, N et al

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: September 2017 - Volume 140 - Issue 3 - p 455–460

Summary: Multidisciplinary genetic clinics offer counseling and testing to those who meet criteria for familial breast cancer, and plastic surgeons become integral to this process when risk-reducing surgery and postmastectomy reconstruction are deemed appropriate. As reconstructive surgeons, it is important that plastic surgeons are aware of the risks and issues associated with the genetic variants that cause patients to present for prophylactic or therapeutic surgery.