Study On Double Mastectomies Raises Questions, University of Minnesota

10:34 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA  -  A rising number of women with cancer in one breast are deciding to have both breasts removed as a precaution.

But a study from the University of Minnesota finds double mastectomy doesn't seem to provide a major benefit.

The study  'did not' include patients with a strong family history of the disease.

Doctors say double mastectomy might still be the best option for women who carry one of the breast cancer gene mutations known as brca.

 

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