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Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and Survival – CNL
Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D., and George Chang, M.D., both assistant professors in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson, have found a correlation between contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and survival for a select group of breast cancer patients. Their research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the first population-based study to find an association between the procedure and survival, and should offer concrete data to both the women making this often agonizing decision and the physicians responsible for their care.
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Title: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and Survival – CNL
Summary: Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D., and George Chang, M.D., both assistant professors in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson, have found a correlation between contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and survival for a select group of breast cancer patients. Their research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the first population-based study to find an association between the procedure and survival, and should offer concrete data to both the women making this often agonizing decision and the physicians responsible for their care.
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