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UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

October 25, 2016

UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

By Simi Singer simisinger

When Angeline Vuong, 27, was diagnosed with cancer in one breast earlier this year, her first reaction was “A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. NOW. ”  Turns out, she’s far from alone: a recent JAMA study of 190,000 breast cancer cases in California between 1998 and 2011 found a six-fold increase in the percentage of women with early-stage […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast surgeon, cancer, double mastectomy, Dr. Deanna Atti, estrogen, lungs, lymph nodes, mastectomy, metastatic disease, surgery, Tamoxifen