Breast Removal Prevents Cancer – Study Breast Removal Prevents Cancer – Study

By Gene Emery

BOSTON (Reuters) – Surgery to remove healthy breasts prevents breast cancer in women whose cells harbor certain tumor-causing genes, Dutch researchers report in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine (news – web sites).

The study, the first to follow women who have chosen to have their healthy breasts removed “provides useful information for clinicians counseling women with a high risk of breast cancer,” according to Journal editors. The women have the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2.

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Yeah, and penis removal successfully removes all chance of you getting penis cancer, but I’m not about to invest in an IPO for penis removal clinics any time soon.

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