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Mastectomy Can Actually Lower Chance of Surviving

Lumpectomy with radiotherapy is more effective: breast cancer study

(Newser) - You may think a mastectomy is a safer bet than a lumpectomy for those diagnosed with breast cancer. But a new study of more than 100,000 women with the disease finds that for those who catch it in its early stages, the opposite is actually true. Women diagnosed with... More »

Tennis Great Navratilova Has Breast Cancer

But doctors say she's all-but-certain to recover

(Newser) - Nine-time Wimbledon champ Martina Navratilova has breast cancer, reports People , which cites the tennis star's prognosis as excellent. "I cried," she says of her February diagnosis after a routine mammogram. "It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my... More »

Cynthia Nixon: I Survived Breast Cancer

'Sex and the City' star comes clean about her battle 2 years ago

(Newser) - "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon quietly fought breast cancer two years ago while performing on Broadway, she revealed for the first time yesterday. "I didn't really want to make it public while I was going through it. I didn't want paparazzi at the hospital," the... More »

More Women Electing Extra Cancer Surgery

Double mastectomies on the rise, despite less-invasive options

(Newser) - More women are going to extremes after a breast cancer diagnosis, opting for double mastectomies instead of single ones or mere lumpectomies, the Washington Post reports. The number rose 150% over 5 years, despite evidence that less-invasive treatments are just as effective in saving lives. "I didn't want to... More »

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