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Preventive Mastectomies

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Preventive Mastectomies

Preventive Mastectomies

Preventive Mastectomies

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A new study shows that preventive mastectomy — removing both breasts in women who don't have breast cancer, but who are genetically at risk — dramatically reduces their chances of getting the disease. In this hour, we'll hear about this study, and talk with one of its participants.

Guests:

Barbara Weber
*Professor, medicine and genetics
*Director of the breast cancer program, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Lori Edell
*Participant in the University of Pennsylvania study on preventive mastectomies