Double Mastectomy

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Chicago Woman Applauds Jolie’s Surgery To Avoid Cancer

At 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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

More Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer Choosing Double Mastectomies

It’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.

CBS 2–11/16/2011