The number of women with breast cancer choosing to have a double mastectomy, which removes both breasts, is rising.
But new research suggests women who remove only the cancerous breast have just as high of a survival rate, about 82 percent over a 10-year period, as those who remove both.
Some are calling it the Angelina Jolie effect. The star has been public about her decision to have a double mastectomy last year due to her high genetic risk.
Perhaps genetics is the key word here.
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