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Can you tell me is having a prophylactic mastectomy a good idea?

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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery

In brief: Clinically, no

Prophylactic mastectomy does not improve recurrence or survival from breast cancer.
The risk, generally, of a new contralateral breast cancer is only 1%/year. We generally do not recommend, unless circumstances like BRCA mutation exist.

In brief: Clinically, no

Prophylactic mastectomy does not improve recurrence or survival from breast cancer.
The risk, generally, of a new contralateral breast cancer is only 1%/year. We generally do not recommend, unless circumstances like BRCA mutation exist.
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