Why a growing number of women with breast cancer are choosing double mastectomy

(By Catherine Caruso for STAT)

Three years ago, Crystal Collum was 37 years old with three kids at home, “kind of just trucking through life” in Columbia, S.C., when she felt a lump on her breast while showering. She didn’t hesitate — she’d watched her best friend go through breast cancer years earlier, and she knew what to do. Within three weeks she was starting chemotherapy. Continue reading article here…

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