Photos Of Double Mastectomy

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More Women Opting for Double Mastectomy: Is It Justified?

A new study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology online reports that the number of women opting for double mastectomies (when a single mastectomy was indicated) more than doubled between 1998 and 2003, from 4.2% to 11%. In addition, the number of women having double mastectomies when a lumpectomy was the indicated treatment rose 150%, from 1.8 % to 4.5%. What’s going on here?

Well, a whole bunch of things. Surgical techniques have improved dramatically; mastectomy ’s...

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