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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...

Double Mastectomies on the Rise
Double Mastectomies on the Rise

Double Mastectomies on the Rise

Lack of evidence that it increases survival for most women

(Newser) - More women are choosing to have double mastectomies despite a lack of evidence that such a procedure increases survival for most women, according to a study in the Journal of Oncology. The number of women choosing the procedure after an initial tumor was found in one breast increased 150% over...

Mastectomy Is No Disability, Court Rules

South Korean military ordered to reinstate female helicopter pilot

(Newser) - A South Korean court has ordered the military to reinstate a female helicopter pilot who was bounced from her job after she had a double  mastectomy to treat breast cancer. Regulations require personnel to be discharged if they're missing body parts. The case has been a flashpoint for feminists and...

Fat Stem Cells Used to Grow Breasts
Fat Stem
Cells Used to
Grow Breasts

Fat Stem Cells Used to Grow Breasts

Breakthrough treatment could be ready next year

(Newser) - Bigger breasts—even new breasts—can be grown using a new treatment that extracts stem cells from fat in the stomach or buttocks, the BBC reports. The breakthrough could help women who have had mastectomies, or rival implants for those seeking bigger breasts.

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