Time to reconsider subcutaneous mastectomy for breast-cancer prevention?

@article{Metcalfe2005TimeTR,
  title={Time to reconsider subcutaneous mastectomy for breast-cancer prevention?},
  author={Kelly A Metcalfe and John L Semple and Steven A Narod},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={431-4}
}
Genetic testing for women at increased risk of developing breast cancer has moved from the research setting to become part of established clinical practice. By testing for inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, we are identifying more and more women who have an 80% or more lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Since the discovery of BRCA1 in 1994, several clinical studies have led to strategies for reducing the risk of developing breast cancer, including prophylactic mastectomy… CONTINUE READING