Why more women are choosing double mastectomies

“Why more women are choosing double mastectomies.” By Allison Gilbert, CNN.

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. Experts say several intersecting factors could be fueling this trend: access to genetic screening; advances in plastic surgery; and pink ribbon culture.

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