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More Women Opting for Preventive Mastectomy

Like Angelina Jolie, many women are faced with the decision of mastectomy in order to prevent or reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.   A preventive mastectomy is similar to a mastectomy in a woman that has breast cancer but is different in that this procedure is performed in women who currently do not have breast cancer but are thought to have an increased risk for the development of breast cancer in her lifetime.  In Jolie’s case, she had a … Continue Reading

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Age Defiance: Baby Boomers Seek Plastic Surgery

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times that was published back in August.  And since my post last week was about the top cosmetic procedures in the New Year, I thought it was appropriate to follow with this blog.  An estimated 2,400 US women over the age of 65 got breast implants in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Also in 2010, an estimated 50,000 US women over the age of 65 … Continue Reading

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