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Study reveals 70 percent women do not require double mastectomy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:15

A new research has revealed that around 70 percent of women face a very low risk of facing cancer in the healthy breast but despite that they remove both their breasts following a breast cancer diagnosis.

Double mastectomy could save many women with breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:09

Following Angelina Jolie`s example, who had both her breasts removed last year to cut her breast cancer risk, can save many lives of women with the risk.

Angelina Jolie`s preventive mastectomy fails to raise knowledge of breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:32

Angelina Jolie`s announcement of undergoing preventive double mastectomy heightened has not translated into increased understanding of breast cancer risk, according to researchers.

Double mastectomy may not boost life expectancy

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:54

Women suffering from cancer in one breast, and having their healthy breast removed are not going to enjoy increased life expectancy, a new study has suggested.

Unfounded fears prompt young cancer patients to remove healthy breasts

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:23

A new study has found that young women with breast cancer often overestimate the chance that cancer will develop in their other healthy breast, and decide to have that breast surgically removed.

Indian women wary of mastectomy, say doctors

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 17:30

Doctors said many women fear that if they go for breast removal surgery their husbands might leave them or they would be "less of a woman".

Know more about Angelina Jolie`s mastectomy decision

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 08:52

Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after discovering that she has a mutated version of the BRCA1 gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

Breast cancer patients who don`t have mastectomy `likelier to survive`

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:55

Women with breast cancer have a better chance of surviving breast cancer if they don`t have a mastectomy, a major study has found.

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