Members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and a number of invited experts in the field want to share their perspective on a variety of current breast cancer topics with you. With this in mind, we have created a monthly column, where we will review relevant research findings on the causes, prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. We will examine the medical literature behind the popular news in the media and put the latest findings into context for women at risk of breast cancer and for those already diagnosed with the disease. We hope this column will be informative for you.
Eric P. Winer, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Preventive Surgery for Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer: The “Angelina Jolie” Effect
Some women have a very high risk of breast cancer due to an inherited gene mutation. For these women, prophylactic mastectomy can greatly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. It is one way women at very high risk may choose to manage their risk. However, deciding which approach is best is a very personal choice that need not be rushed. Find out more.
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