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Breast surgery to avoid cancer makes women fret over body image

Women who have breast surgery to avoid the risk of cancer have a negative body image for years afterwards, a study finds

Women who have breast surgery to avoid the risk of cancer have a negative body image for years afterwards, a study finds

Negative perceptions of a poor, altered body image persist for many years in women who have undergone breast surgery to lessen the possibility of an inherited augmented risk of breast cancer, a Swedish study has found.

Researchers from Stockholm followed up on the experience of women who had undergone a mastectomy, asking about their satisfaction with breast reconstruction, the impact of surgery on their body image, self-consciousness, attraction, femininity, sexual functioning, anxiety and depression.

A total of 136 women consented to information being obtained from

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