More Women With Breast Cancer Choosing Double Mastectomies, Study Finds

October 8, 2009

The New York Times

News reports and TV shows have showcased stories of healthy women who have had both breasts removed because of their high risk for breast cancer, but relatively few women who have not had cancer actually take this radical step, a new study of New York state data has found.

At the same time, a growing number of women with cancer in one breast have been choosing to have their second healthy breast removed, the state study found, despite a lack of evidence that the surgery improves long-term survival... Read More