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May 19th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

Candor about breast cancer

Journalist Michelle Cottle tells Howard Kurtz about her decision to write about her deeply personal decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.


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  1. Francene Flierl

    Traditionally, in the case of breast cancer, the whole breast was removed. Currently the decision to do the mastectomy is based on various factors including breast size, number of lesions, biologic aggressiveness of a breast cancer, the availability of adjuvant radiation, and the willingness of the patient to accept higher rates of tumor recurrences after lumpectomy and radiation.;';*

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