Preventive Mastectomy

A preventive mastectomy is an option for women to dramatically reduce their chance of getting breast cancer. The surgical procedure removes all breast tissue found in one or both breasts before any breast cancer has been detected.

Although thousands of women face this decision every year, Angelina Jolie’s recent preventive mastectomy personal story captured the hearts imagination of the media, public and numerous breast cancer advocacy organizations. Her story will hopefully lead women to inquire about their personal risk of developing breast cancer.

Information can be immensely empowering. If a woman is identified as being at high risk of developing breast cancer (Breastlink’s Risk Assessment Program) we strongly recommend she consult […]