Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 22nd, 1995
Why is the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial so important'
For many years, women at increased risk for developing breast cancer have had no way to reduce their risk. Women have to rely on examinations such as monthly breast self-examinations, frequent checkups, and periodic mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. Doctors sometimes suggest that certain women at very high risk have a prophylactic mastectomy. The operation does not always guarantee that breast cancer will be...
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