Double Mastectomy Rates Rise Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

November 19, 2014 11:42 PM

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Double Mastectomy Rates Rise Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

From 1998 Through 2011, Proportion Opting to Have Both Breasts Removed Increased From 2% to 11%, Vanderbilt Study Finds

The number of women with early-stage cancer in one breast who opt to have both breasts removed has risen sharply in the past decade, according to a new national study of 1.2 million patients.

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