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postgraduate thesis: Factors associated with the choice of surgery in breast cancer : a systematic review

TitleFactors associated with the choice of surgery in breast cancer : a systematic review
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tam, H. [譚顯邦]. (2013). Factors associated with the choice of surgery in breast cancer : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098865
AbstractBackground: Patients with early stage breast cancer having more aggressive surgery have been reported by several studies. Some studies from US also reported that there is an increasing trend in the use of mastectomy. A study even showed that there is 150% increase in bilateral mastectomy rate using data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries (SEER). The increasing use of mastectomy leads to the concerns about reasons behind the decision of surgery type. The objective of this literature review is to identify the factors which would affect the choice of surgery. We will make recommendations on guideline, implementation and the use of appropriate surgery, to prevent the unnecessary mastectomy. Methods: Literature search of articles was conducted using several database including PubMed, MEDLINE and Google Scholar. The keywords used were “Mastectomy rate” AND “breast cancer”, “Breast surgery choice” AND "factor", “Breast conserving surgery” AND “choice”. The periods were limited to 1990-2013. Results: Of 4335 articles identified, 11 studies were found to be relevant to the review. These studies were from different countries with different sample sizes, analysis method and study designs. The rate of mastectomy was widely varied across countries. The rate was clearly lower in western countries, such as Canada, UK and US, while in Asia like Hong Kong and Turkey, the rate is much higher. All of the reviewed studies evaluated different factors, which can influence the choice of treatment. These factors can be broadly categorized as demographics, clinical data, body image and sexuality, surgeon and psychological effects. Factors about age, marital status, family history, tumor size, histological type, nodal status, body image, fears of recurrence, further treatment and dying from cancer and surgeons were included in different studies found to have significant effect on individual in decision of surgery type. Conclusion: Both patient and surgeon play an important role in the selection of surgery. The evidence suggests that reducing unknown bias of surgeons and concerns from patients can help choosing the optimal surgery type. Adequate communication and information are necessary for patient in making the decision on treatment.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectBreast - Cancer - Surgery
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193820

 

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dc.contributor.authorTam, Hin-pong-
dc.contributor.author譚顯邦-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T23:10:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-27T23:10:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationTam, H. [譚顯邦]. (2013). Factors associated with the choice of surgery in breast cancer : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098865-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193820-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Patients with early stage breast cancer having more aggressive surgery have been reported by several studies. Some studies from US also reported that there is an increasing trend in the use of mastectomy. A study even showed that there is 150% increase in bilateral mastectomy rate using data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries (SEER). The increasing use of mastectomy leads to the concerns about reasons behind the decision of surgery type. The objective of this literature review is to identify the factors which would affect the choice of surgery. We will make recommendations on guideline, implementation and the use of appropriate surgery, to prevent the unnecessary mastectomy. Methods: Literature search of articles was conducted using several database including PubMed, MEDLINE and Google Scholar. The keywords used were “Mastectomy rate” AND “breast cancer”, “Breast surgery choice” AND "factor", “Breast conserving surgery” AND “choice”. The periods were limited to 1990-2013. Results: Of 4335 articles identified, 11 studies were found to be relevant to the review. These studies were from different countries with different sample sizes, analysis method and study designs. The rate of mastectomy was widely varied across countries. The rate was clearly lower in western countries, such as Canada, UK and US, while in Asia like Hong Kong and Turkey, the rate is much higher. All of the reviewed studies evaluated different factors, which can influence the choice of treatment. These factors can be broadly categorized as demographics, clinical data, body image and sexuality, surgeon and psychological effects. Factors about age, marital status, family history, tumor size, histological type, nodal status, body image, fears of recurrence, further treatment and dying from cancer and surgeons were included in different studies found to have significant effect on individual in decision of surgery type. Conclusion: Both patient and surgeon play an important role in the selection of surgery. The evidence suggests that reducing unknown bias of surgeons and concerns from patients can help choosing the optimal surgery type. Adequate communication and information are necessary for patient in making the decision on treatment.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshBreast - Cancer - Surgery-
dc.titleFactors associated with the choice of surgery in breast cancer : a systematic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5098865-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5098865-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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