Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 10th, 1995
The identification of the BRCA-1 gene and its potential use as a screening tool may lead many more women to consider undergoing prophylactic mastectomy. To date, there are no set standards for recommendation, no proof of efficacy, and no set procedural standards.
Florence Houn et al. set out to determine how frequently this procedure was being recommended and performed in Maryland and surveyed surgeons to determine frequency and...
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