Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 19th, 2004
According to A.S. Colwell and colleagues, "Reduction mammaplasty is commonly performed for bilateral macromastia, congenital asymmetry, or as a contralateral symmetry procedure in breast reconstruction following mastectomy for cancer. Occult carcinoma has been detected in 0.06% to 0.4% of breast reduction specimens."
Colwell's group determined incidence of breast cancer in breast reductions at Brigham and Women's Hospital over 14 years. They...
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