Calif. Researchers: Double Mastectomies Offer No Additional Survival Benefits for Women With Breast Cancer
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who received bilateral mastectomies experienced no additional survival benefits compared with those who underwent a lumpectomy and radiation, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, by California researchers, involved nearly 200,000 California women treated for cancer in one breast between 1998 and 2011.
- "Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rates" (Shute, "Shots," NPR, 9/2).
- "Double Mastectomy Doesn't Boost Survival for Most" (AP/Modern Healthcare, 9/2).