prophylactic mastectomies http://wrvo.org en The difficult decision of having a preventative mastectomy http://wrvo.org/post/difficult-decision-having-preventative-mastectomy <p>Last month, when actress <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html?_r=0">Angelina Jolie announced that she decided to undergo surgery</a> to have her breasts removed to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/15/184132970/jolies-double-mastectomy-shines-light-on-preventing-cancer">public attention has been focused on prophylactic mastectomies,</a> a procedure which has increased in popularity in recent years.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview about prophylactic mastectomies.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38758 at http://wrvo.org The difficult decision of having a preventative mastectomy Why more women are choosing to have prophylactic mastectomies http://wrvo.org/post/why-more-women-are-choosing-have-prophylactic-mastectomies <p>When actress Angelina Jolie decided to have her breasts surgically removed to prevent her from getting breast cancer, it brought unprecedented attention to the growing trend of prophylactic mastectomies. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO’s health and wellness show, “Take Care,” spoke with Dr. Ann Partridge, a medical oncologist and Harvard professor, about why more women are electing to have this surgery.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:40:31 +0000 WRVO News 38748 at http://wrvo.org