Breast removal rates increasing for early cancers in U.S.
Reuters, Thursday 20 Nov 2014


More women in the U.S. are choosing to have their breasts removed for early cancers instead of breast-conserving procedures that deliver equal results, according to a new study.

The researchers don't suggest that either choice is wrong or right. But they point to a recent 34 percent rise in the likelihood a woman will opt for total breast removal as a trend that needs further study to make sure women are being well informed about their risks.

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