Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Women With Breast Cancer Who Choose Preventive Mastectomies Don't Regret The Decision

Medical News Today, March 21, 2006
Most women with cancer in one breast who decide to have the unaffected breast removed along with the diseased breast don't regret the decision and have a quality of life equal to patients who didn't have a preventive mastectomy, according to a survey ofbreast cancer survivors. "A large majority of women were satisfied with their decisions to have the preventive mastectomy in addition to their primary breast cancer treatment," said Ann Geiger, Ph.D., lead author, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "And women who had the preventive mastectomy were equally content with their quality of life as women who didn't." --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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