Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

May 21, 2014 8:44 PM

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The number of women getting double mastectomies after a breast cancer diagnosis has been rising in the past 10 years, even though most of them don't face a higher risk of getting cancer in the other breast.

That has cancer doctors troubled, because for those women having the other breast remove doesn't reduce their risk of getting breast cancer again or increase their odds of survival. And they don't know why women are making this choice.

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