Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction (Canada)
Breast cancer is estimated to affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. Treatment can involve surgical removal of one or both breasts (mastectomy). Breast reconstruction aims to surgically restore the shape of the breast. This surgery does not interfere with the treatment of breast cancer or monitoring for a return of breast cancer.
While breast reconstruction is an optional surgery it can have important emotional and practical benefits. There are many surgical options available to patients based on a variety of physical and personal factors.
The PSP was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and was part of the Canadian National Research Consortium on breast reconstruction.
The Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction PSP Top 10 was published in September 2021.