(PRWEB) September 05, 2014
When a woman has been told by her doctor that she may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, it's likely that she'll begin looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectomy can greatly lower the risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decision that will have lasting ramifications on the patient's life. The featured infographic outlines some of the pros and cons that accompany this procedure to aid in the decision making process.
Cancer.gov points out that "risk-reducing surgery is not considered an appropriate cancer prevention option for women who are at increased risk of breast cancer but are not at the highest risk; such women may, however, choose to use certain drugs to reduce their risk."
To see the full-sized infographic featuring the pros and cons of a preventative mastectomy, click here.