17% of women with early-stage breast cancer have unnecessary mastectomies, and doctors want to know why

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:21 in Health & Medicine

What happens when doctors encourage patients to decide for themselves what kind of cancer treatment they should receive — and then the patients make the wrong choice? That is the dilemma facing a growing number of surgeons who care for women with early-stage breast cancer, new research suggests....

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