A health ministry panel has recently compiled a set of guidelines allowing women to undergo mastectomies to prevent breast cancer if they are genetically at risk.
Preventive mastectomy entered the spotlight after American actress Angelina Jolie announced in 2013 that she had undergone the procedure to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer after she was found to carry a genetic mutation putting her at high risk.
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