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One in three breast cancer patients under age 45 removed the healthy breast along with the breast affected by cancer in 2012, a sharp increase from the one in 10 younger women with breast cancer who had double mastectomies eight … Continue reading

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New research reveals that for women with early-stage breast cancer, misunderestanding the value of surgery lead too many patients to remove a healthy breast when there is no medical reason to do so. Patients were more likely to make this … Continue reading

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Three years ago, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for mutations in the BRCA1 gene, which put her at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. … Continue reading

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Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little evidence to suggest that removing the healthy breast will prolong their lives. Now a Duke Cancer … Continue reading

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The rate of breast cancer is holding steady, but federal data released this week shows more women are undergoing mastectomies, in this report from the Orange County Register. From 2005 to 2013, the rate of mastectomy, where the entire breast … Continue reading

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The 2007 story of 33-year old Deborah Lindner, who underwent a preventive mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA gene, recently published in The New York Times. Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe … Continue reading

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Researchers have tracked sharp increases in double mastectomies, even among women at low risk for cancer to develop in the other breast and for whom the radical procedure offers no additional survival benefits. Doctors call it a profound shift in … Continue reading

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Though she belongs to one of the highest-profile couples in show business, having been married for 27 years to Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson says she normally shies away from discussing her life beyond her performances onscreen and on-stage: “I’m in … Continue reading

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