Prophylactic mastectomy for the prevention of breast cancer.

@article{Lostumbo2010ProphylacticMF,
  title={Prophylactic mastectomy for the prevention of breast cancer.},
  author={Liz Lostumbo and Nora E Carbine and Judi Lawson Wallace},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={
          CD002748
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent progress in understanding the genetic basis of breast cancer has increased interest in prophylactic mastectomy (PM) as a method of preventing breast cancer. OBJECTIVES (i) To determine whether prophylactic mastectomy reduces death rates from any cause in women who have never had breast cancer and in women who have a history of breast cancer in one breast, and (ii) to examine the effect of prophylactic mastectomy on other endpoints, including breast cancer incidence, breast… CONTINUE READING

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