Protective Mastectomies that Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk


Preventive mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin are as safe as more invasive surgeries for women who carry a genetic mutation called BCRA that raises their risk of developing breast cancer, a study led by Mayo Clinic has found. Mayo Clinic breast surgeon James Jakub, M.D., describes the study and its findings. For more information, see the Mayo Clinic News Network.