ICYMI: May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

Feature Story

Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer: When and Why

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — Few events in life are scarier or more stressful than major surgery. Even tougher may be the decision to go under the knife preventively, before a diagnosis is made.

When actress Angelina Jolie told the world two years ago that she’d had preventive surgery to remove her breasts, she received an outpouring of support. She had an estimated 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer, and Jolie wrote in a New York Times op-ed that she made the decision to be there for her family as long as she could.

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