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Breast reconstruction after mastectomy at a comprehensive cancer center

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, July 2016
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Title
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy at a comprehensive cancer center
Published in
SpringerPlus, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2375-2
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Shahnjayla K. Connors, Melody S. Goodman, Terence Myckatyn, Julie Margenthaler, Sarah Gehlert

Abstract

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is an integral part of breast cancer treatment that positively impacts quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Although breast reconstruction rates have increased over time, African American women remain less likely to receive breast reconstruction compared to Caucasian women. National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, specialized institutions with more standardized models of cancer treatment, report higher breast reconstruction rates than primary healthcare facilities. Whether breast reconstruction disparities are reduced for women treated at comprehensive cancer centers is unclear. The purpose of this study was to further investigate breast reconstruction rates and determinants at a comprehensive cancer center in St. Louis, Missouri. Sociodemographic and clinical data were obtained for women who received mastectomy for definitive surgical treatment for breast cancer between 2000 and 2012. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with the receipt of breast reconstruction. We found a breast reconstruction rate of 54 % for the study sample. Women who were aged 55 and older, had public insurance, received unilateral mastectomy, and received adjuvant radiation therapy were significantly less likely to receive breast reconstruction. African American women were 30 % less likely to receive breast reconstruction than Caucasian women. These findings suggest that racial disparities in breast reconstruction persist in comprehensive cancer centers. Future research should further delineate the determinants of breast reconstruction disparities across various types of healthcare institutions. Only then can we develop interventions to ensure all eligible women have access to breast reconstruction and the improved quality of life it affords breast cancer survivors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 8 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Student > Master 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 2 5%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 12 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Mathematics 1 2%
Unspecified 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 15 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2016.
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#13,240,717
of 22,880,230 outputs
Outputs from SpringerPlus
#655
of 1,851 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#181,674
of 350,781 outputs
Outputs of similar age from SpringerPlus
#89
of 221 outputs
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