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More Women Are Choosing Double Mastectomies

Posted Date: May 14, 2013

The number of women with early stage breast cancer who went on to remove both breasts increased by more than 150% between 1998 and 2003, according to a study presented by Dr. Kelly Hunt.

The number of women with early stage breast cancer who went on to remove both breasts—even though only one breast had cancer—increased by more than 150% between 1998 and 2003, according to a study presented by Dr. Kelly Hunt at the annual conference for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. CNN reports on why more women are electing to have double mastectomies.

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