Anxiety an important factor in mastectomy choices

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A [b]University of Michigan Medical School[/b] study suggests that factors other than medical history and risk may influence women with cancer in one breast to have both breasts removed even if it doesn’t improve their odds of survival, reports [s]Reuters Health[/s]. Receiving genetic tests, advanced imaging and having a strong fear that cancer would develop in their second breasts were tied to an increased likelihood that women would choose to have a preventive double mastectomy.

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