Prevention

Prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy for BRCA mutation carriers – pro

Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy is the surgical removal of both breasts to help prevent breast cancer. Prophylactic mastectomy is a controversial procedure among members of the medical community. Based on recent scientific findings that show prophylactic mastectomy to be effective at preventing breast cancer, some physicians think that it is  sometimes recommended even without evidence of genetic causation.  According to the American Cancer Society

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Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer – pro

Several conditions of the breast commonly occur before the development of breast cancer. Some of these conditions, such as intraductal hyperplasia with atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), are microscopic risk factors that can indicate that a woman is at increased risk of developing breast cancer. Tamoxifen has been shown to decrease breast cancer risk in women with specific premalignant breast cancges in the P1 and P2 NSABP trials. Results

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