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Postscript: management of early breast cancer (6 July, page 53)


In our article we did not mention breast reconstruction, the timing of which (delayed or at mastectomy) is controversial, but good cosmetic results can be obtained from either. The British Association of Surgical Oncology now recommends that all specialist breast units should be able to offer advice on reconstruction to women who need a mastectomy. This should include a careful explanation of outcome and risks from treatment.

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