Objective: The study sought to offer insightful perspectives
into the complex decision-making process regarding breast
nodules. The research was conducted with the intention of
advancing our knowledge of patient preferences and
assisting healthcare professionals in providing patient-
centered care, individualized treatment plans, and
effective communication to maximize patient satisfaction
Methods: From January 2023 to June 2023, this cross-
sectional study, carried out at a general surgery opd/ward
MMC-MTI, sought to explore surgical preferences for
breast nodules among breast carcinoma patients
undergoing mastectomy and to identify factors influencing
these decisions. 42 patients in all were enrolled, 8 of them
selected breast nodule surgery while 34 did not. The
decision-making process was influenced by a number of
issues, such as worry about recurrence, worries about
time-consuming surgical procedures, and disregard for
body image, financial limitations, and previous
unsuccessful reconstructive results.
Results: 28 patients had right-sided disease, 13 had left-
sided cancer, and 1 had bilateral involvement, according to
disease features. Furthermore, 25 individuals had N0
disease, while 17 had N1 disease, according to nodal
staging. 8 patients decided to underwent for breast
reconstruction while 34 patients decided to forgo PMBR.
Conclusion: This study provides insightful information
about the complex decision-making process involving
breast nodules surgery in individuals with breast cancer.
The identified characteristics give healthcare professionals
a framework on which to build strategies that guarantee
patients receive educated and individualized care, thereby
improving patient happiness and quality of life in general.
Keywords : Breast, Tumor, Surgery, Lymph Node, Reconstruction, Aesthetic.