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WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Close to half of breast cancer patients who chose to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing didn’t actually have the gene mutations known to raise the risk of additional cancers, a new survey found. “That was a bit surprising, because we wouldn’t typically expect that surgery to be conducted for women if they don’t have a risk-causing gene. The procedure is often recommended for women with a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk of developing a second cancer. But for women at average risk, the surgery offers little benefit. A recent study, published online Dec. 21, 2016, by JAMA Surgery, helps to explain why so many women are opting for double mastectomy.
New breast cancer research shows the rate of preventative double mastectomies has more than tripled in the last decade. Mastectomy rates have skyrocketed for an unnecessary reason – SheKnows. Lumpectomy with radiation is often more expensive than mastectomy, so financial incentives may also contribute to unnecessary mastectomies. Studies of low-income women indirectly support concerns that breast cancer patients are making surgical decisions that may not be based on informed choice. The Psychology of ‘Unnecessary’ Mastectomies.
By Melissa Dahl. Photo: Hero Images/Corbis. It’s becoming a more common medical story: A woman is diagnosed with cancer in one breast, and she chooses to undergo a mastectomy — not just to remove the affected breast, but the other one, too. A key premise here, sadly — and maddeningly — is that insurance companies are driving the trend toward drive-by mastectomies.
The finger of blame has pointed that way for years. Indeed, some 10 years ago, patient advocates in 20 states successfully lobbied their local legislators to make it illegal for insurers to impose rates that force women out of the hospital less than 48 hours after breast. Unnecessary mastectomies: Patients more fearful than they need to be any risk of cancer developing in the other breast was cited an “extremely important” or “very important” reason by. Or are these procedures unnecessary? preventative double mastectomies made up 20 percent of total mastectomies in 2008 compared to saying prevention of recurrence was the leading reason. Breast cancer experts believe that many women undergoing mastectomies do not need them and are getting them out of fear, not because of the actual risks.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in women with early-stage breast cancer choosing to get a double mastectomy. Learn why preventive mastectomy is done and how it affects breast cancer risk. Includes contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
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|from Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence|
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|from Management of Breast Diseases|
|from Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing|
|from Essentials of Medical Biochemistry: With Clinical Cases|
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