Early-stage breast cancer patients should think twice before opting for mastectomy

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[Healthline, December 10, 2015] Many women with early-stage breast cancer opt for mastectomy over lumpectomy. New studies suggest that may not always be the best choice.

Dr. Michaela L. Tsai specializes in breast oncology at Piper Breast Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota. She told Healthline that when comparing the two surgeries, a mastectomy is much more significant. Even more so if you add reconstruction. It requires more time under anesthesia, more time in the hospital, and a longer recovery time. Read the article at healthline.com.

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