Moderator: Ingrid M. Meszoely, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN
Co-Moderator: Chantal Reyna, MD, FACS, The Woodlands, TX

The rise in the rate of bilateral mastectomy for unilateral cancer has been explosive. What are the reasons for this? Is this acceptable? Should we develop approaches to this problem that will reduce the rate of bilateral mastectomy? What patients are appropriate for bilateral mastectomy?

Presentations and Speakers

History and Trends of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and Trends
Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FRCSC, FACS, New Haven, CT

Hereditary Breast Cancer and Its Influence on Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, Tampa, FL

Psychosocial Effects of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Jennifer K. Plichta, MD, MS, Durham, NC

Shared Decision-Making Regarding Bilateral Mastectomies
Cindy B. Matsen, MD, Salt Lake City, UT