Lumpectomy better for cancer survival than double mastectomy

September 4, 2014 2:22 AM

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Lumpectomy better for cancer survival than double mastectomy

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says that a lumpectomy is more helpful with breast cancer survival rates than a double mastectomy. According to the JAMA study, lumpectomy patients had a higher possibility of reaching a 10-year survival rate than patients who opt for a double mastectomy.

The study examined 189,734 California breast cancer patients (all women) who were diagnosed with breast cancer between the years of 1998 and 2011. The results of the study showed that women who had lumpectomies (the removal of the lump itself) along with chemotherapy and radiation treatments had an ...

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