Mastectomies on the rise

Mastectomies On The Rise
Study finds that more women are choosing mastectomies after early cancer detection.

BALTIMORE, Maryland (WBAL) A recent study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center reveals that more American women diagnosed with early cancers are now choosing to have mastectomies.

Jodi Simpkins has a family history of breast cancer. She was diagnosed twice with the disease after mammograms spotted suspicious areas within six months of each other, leading to two separate lumpectomies. But that was only the beginning.

“I was sent for another treatment, radiation, hormone therapy and I met with many doctors, and was advised that I’m very young to be facing this. It’s not going to go away even with treatment, so at that time I, decided to go forward with a double mastectomy,” Simpkins says.

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