Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed solid tumour in women in the western world. In the Netherlands, breast cancer affects about 1.2 per 1000 women a year. At present about 10% of all Dutch women develop breast cancer in the course of their life, of whom approximately 80% are under the age of 65 years.

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Keywords breast cancer, breast reconstruction, silicone prosthesis, obstetrics, gynaecology
Promotor A.M.M. Eggermont (Alexander)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Financial support for the printing of this thesis was obtained by kind contributions from Mentor Benelux BV, Leiden Pharmachemie BV, Haarlem Emdaplast BV, Zoetermeer Novartis Pharma BV, Arnhem Johnson and Johnson Medical BV (divisie breastcare), Amersfoort
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/51266
Contant, C.M.E. (2003, April 16). Immediate Breast Reconstruction with a Subpectorally Placed Silicone Prosthesis: Rheumatological, psychological and clinical aspects. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/51266