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More Women Choosing Preventive Mastectomies

Researchers at Ohio State report a major increase in the number of women choosing preventive mastectomies.

Dr. Doreen Agnese is an assistant professor of surgery at Ohio State. She says the number of women choosing to sacrifice a healthy breast has doubled in the past decade. She adds, women who make that choice had similar characteristics. They tend to be young and highly educated, some with a history of breast cancer in their families.

Dr. Doreen Agnese is a surgical oncologist at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University.