Nipple-Areola Tattoos: Making the Right Referral.

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Summary of "Nipple-Areola Tattoos: Making the Right Referral."

To examine oncology care providers' knowledge of tattooing options for patients who have elected to have breast reconstruction as part of their breast cancer treatment. 


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Name: Oncology nursing forum
ISSN: 1538-0688
Pages: E376-E381


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Excision of breast tissue with preservation of overlying skin, nipple, and areola so that breast form may be reconstructed.

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