Sep 13, 2014

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival rates

by Lindsey Tanner

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are ...

Double mastectomy 'often misused'

May 31, 2014

Double mastectomy 'often misused'

by Kerry Sheridan

Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often face a difficult decision of whether to surgically remove both, and a recent study found double mastectomies may be performed too often. The surgery does not increase survival in most women, and is typically recommended for ...