Breast Cancer Study: Double Mastectomy Does Not Offer Increased Survival Chance

September 3, 2014 6:17 AM

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A major study on breast cancer shows women who opt to have a double mastectomy do not have an increased chance of survival, raising concerns the women are undergoing potentially unnecessary operations.

The study, involving 200,000 California women treated for cancer in one breast, confirmed what doctors and scientists suspected—removing both breasts does not always mean a better end result.

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