Ava G. Chappell, Jennifer Bai, Selcen Yuksel, Marco F Ellis
From discussing the etiologies of post-mastectomy pain syndrome and potential methods of prevention, the next step is to create specific methods of prevention and to identify ways to measure their effects. With the increase in breast cancer related surgeries and increased survival after breast cancer patients, efforts must be made to prevent chronic pain and improve quality of life for these patients after surgery. The plastic surgeon, skilled in breast reconstruction and peripheral nerve reconstruction, may play a significant role in eliminating chronic pain after breast cancer related surgery.
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