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Two thirds of women who get double mastectomy don't need it
Two thirds of women who get double mastectomy don (May 26, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Michigan - Over two-thirds of women who have a double mastectomy don't actually need the operation, according to a report published in JAMA Surgery. Researchers studied nearly 1,500 women who were treated for breast cancer and had not had a recurrence of the disease. 8% of these had a double mastectomy. Of these, 70% did not have a family history or a positive genetic test for the BRCA mutation and as such, were at very low risk of developing cancer in the healthy breast.
 
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