Prophylactic mastectomies, or “double mastectomy” is a surgical procedure chosen by women to substantially reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. The procedure, also known as a preventive mastectomy or risk-reducing mastectomy, removes nearly all breast tissue, reducing the risk of future breast cancer to less than 1%, even in the highest risk patients.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Every woman has a unique set of risk factors to develop breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society about 1 in 8 women in America will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. However, depending on a range of factors, some women face substantially higher odds.
If you or a loved one has been […]