Breast Removal Prevents Cancer - Study Breast Removal Prevents Cancer - Study
By Gene Emery
BOSTON (Reuters) - Surgery to remove healthy breasts prevents breast cancer in women whose cells harbor certain tumor-causing genes, Dutch researchers report in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine (news - web sites).
The study, the first to follow women who have chosen to have their healthy breasts removed ``provides useful information for clinicians counseling women with a high risk of breast cancer,'' according to Journal editors. The women have the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2.
Yeah, and penis removal successfully removes all chance of you getting penis cancer, but I'm not about to invest in an IPO for penis removal clinics any time soon.