- BOGUS BREAST REMOVAL: New Science Reveals that Double Mastectomy Doesn’t Reduce Risk of Dying from Cancer
by Julie Wilson, http://www.naturalnews.com/
(NaturalNews) An 8-year study involving half a million American women with breast cancer, found that surgically removing diseased and healthy breasts did not increase an individual’s chance of survival.
The results seem to confirm earlier suspicions that undergoing a double mastectomy, an aggressive procedure that causes emotional and physical pain, does not significantly protect against cancer recurrence.
However, a double mastectomy may be helpful for women with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer, and those with a personal history of radiation.
Some breast cancer patients may be undergoing mastectomies unnecessarily
The research was led by Dr. Mehra Golshan, Director of Breast Surgical Services at Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston, Mass. Scientists followed more than 500,000 U.S. breast cancer patients for more than eight and a half years to observe whether or not their cancer returned, reports the Daily Mail.
When a woman decides to remove a healthy breast, it is called a contralateral (opposite breast) prophylactic (preventive) mastectomy (CPM). CPM surgeries involve the removal of both breasts, including the one that contains cancer, as well as the healthy one, according to Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer awareness group.