Contact: Robbin Ray
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Caption: A Dana-Farber Cancer Institute led survey of young women with breast cancer found that many often overestimate the odds that cancer will occur in their other, healthy breast, and decide to have the healthy breast surgically removed even though most understood that removing both breasts does not extend survival for women who are free of an inherited genetic predisposition to breast cancer.
Credit: Sam Ogden, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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