Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says

  • by: LINDSEY TANNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 11:29 PM

CHICAGO — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.

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