Study finds overall rates of mastectomy are down

06/16/2010 | HealthDay News

The number of women undergoing mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer declined from 41% in 2000 to 37% in 2006, according to a study based on data representative of the entire U.S. population. However, the study also showed that more women are choosing preventive mastectomy, with the rate increasing from 2.5% to 5.7% for the same period.

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