Risk factors for contralateral breast cancer

Jan 27, 2009 Full story: Huliq.com

A preventive procedure to remove the unaffected breast in breast cancer patients with disease in one breast may only be necessary in patients who have high-risk features as assessed by examining the patient's ...

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Gail Perry

Pinellas Park, FL

#1 Jan 27, 2009
If, when I had had my mastectomy, I had known that nearly 20% of women would show either cancerous or precancerous conditions in their other breast -- I would have had a double mastectomy.

WE DON'T KNOW ENOUGH to say with cerainty who those 20% are. We can only make educated guesses.

Breasts aren't livers or lungs. We can live happy and full lives without them. I wish now I had done that.

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