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Report: More healthy breasts removed

September 29, 2009 12:12:04 AM PDT
A new report shows many breast cancer patients are making some extreme decisions about their treatment.According to the journal Cancer, more women undergoing breast cancer surgery are opting to have their healthy breast removed as well.

Researchers say the number of women choosing this route is steadily rising, even though the evidence shows it doesn't improve survival.

The authors urge women to undergo counseling before making a decision.

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