Big Rise Found in Preventive Mastectomies  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “More women are opting for preventive mastectomies, according to this study released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. There seems to be a number of reasons. In some cases, women have seen family members fall victim to breast cancer—and opted for drastic preventative surgery rather than wait. And women have also been spurred by tests that can identify mutations of genes that increase the chances of getting cancer. Doctors are divided about whether such severe preventative measures are always necessary. But for many women, they would rather make the