Double Mastectomy Not Recommended for Most Breast Cancer Patients

May 22, 2014 6:36 AM

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The number of women undergoing double mastectomy has increased significantly in the past decade. A new study shows that some 70 percent of women, who opt for breast removal, need not undergo the surgery at all.

Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Each year, some 232,000 women develop breast cancer.

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