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Study Finds ‘Striking’ Use of Double Mastectomy

December 21, 2016

(Science Daily) – Nearly half of early stage breast cancer patients considered having double mastectomy and one in six received it — including many who were at low risk of developing a second breast cancer, a new study finds. Many patients who chose double mastectomy demonstrated little knowledge of the lack of benefit this aggressive procedure has for most patients.

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