Double Mastectomy

Chicago Woman Applauds Jolie's Surgery To Avoid CancerAt 23, Lindsey Avner was the youngest patient nationwide to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Her grandmother and great grandmother died of the disease before she was born, and her mother is now an 18-year cancer survivor.
More Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer Choosing Double MastectomiesIt's an extreme decision, but a potentially life-saving one. More and more women who find out they're at high risk for developing breast cancer are having surgery to remove their breasts.