Some women choose contralateral mastectomy out of unfounded fear

09/17/2013 | ABC News · HealthDay News

Ninety-eight percent of 123 women younger than 40 who chose a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer said they did so in an effort to avoid recurrence, and 94% cited increased survival odds as a reason, despite a lack of evidence that prophylactic mastectomy increases survival. Some women may choose a double mastectomy based in part on unrealistic expectations of reconstruction outcomes, says breast cancer surgeon Susan Love. The study is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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