Breast reconstruction in the elderly

Francesca De Lorenzi, Visnu Lohsiriwat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Advanced age (in itself) is not a contraindication to breast reconstruction, and breast reconstruction can be successfully performed on well-selected patients. The safety of reconstruction together with improvements in life expectancy increases the incentive to allow older women with breast carcinoma to be reconstructed without major barriers related to age, functional status, and social support. Future cancer research should be conducted in the elderly to provide more confidence in cancer treatment and to decrease undertreatment in elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Elderly
  • Oncologic safety
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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