In a study of younger women with breast cancer, more and more are deciding to get tested for the BRCA mutation, which they should be getting. Some of them decided not to get tested and just opt for mastectomy, but this is unnecessary in general.
More breast cancer patients are choosing to have both breasts removed (double mastectomy), even when not medically indicated, a recent study from Vanderbilt University finds. The study, led by Dr. Kristy Kummerow, and Dr. Mary Hooks, examined data from more than 1.2
The use of bilateral mastectomy (the removal of both breasts) to treat unilateral breast cancer is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the