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- Doctors reasoned that there wasn’t sufficient data to suggest that undergoing a mastectomy increased long-term survival.
- The researchers who conducted the study followed the women for a 20-year period.
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@WomenintheWorld: “Study: Younger women with early stage breast cancer may be better off choosing mastectomy:”
Many cancer specialists have long urged women diagnosed with breast cancer that hasn’t spread to their lymph nodes to seek less aggressive treatments than a mastectomy, even as a trend toward mastectomies has cropped up with advances in reconstructive surgery and differences in insurance reimburseme…
Study: Younger women with early stage breast cancer may be better off choosing a mastectomy – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW