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Breast Cancer Genetics for Plastic Surgeons

McInerney, Niall M. M.D.; Narod, Steven M.D.; Metcalfe, Kelly Ph.D.; Semple, John M.D., M.Sc.; Brown, Mitchell H. B.Sc., M.D., M.Ed.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2017 - Volume 140 - Issue 3 - p 455-460
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003577
Breast: Special Topic
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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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

From the Department of Surgery and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital; and the Familial Breast Cancer Unit, Women’s College Research Institute.

Received for publication December 19, 2016; accepted March 13, 2017.

Disclosure: No author has any funding or financial interest associated with this article.

Niall M. McInerney, M.D., Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital, 76 Grenville St, M5S 1B2 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, nmac@ymail.com

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