Is a Mastectomy The Best Way To Treat All Breast Cancers?


By Molly Clifton

A growing number of women are choosing to get a mastectomy even for very small cancers.

But a new study from the Duke Cancer Institute finds lumpectomy plus radiation may provide patients with early stage breast cancer a better chance of survival than a mastectomy.

Researchers followed over 100-thousand woman and found those who underwent a mastectomy had a higher risk of dying from heart disease and other diseases than the women who had a lumpectomy.


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