MRI breast cancer screens may lead to more mastectomies

08/3/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

More women are choosing mastectomy over lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer, possibly because of an increased use of MRI scans in diagnosing the disease, Mayo Clinic research showed. The data showed 54% of women who had a breast MRI opted for mastectomy, compared with 36% of those who didn't have the screening.

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