New thinking on BRCA treatment

Mastectomies and other invasive surgery can probably be delayed
breast cancer illustration

The good news for young women who carry the infamous BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene is that their chances of survival after conventional breast cancer treatment are the same as those who don’t have the mutation.

This UK study findings suggest mastectomies and other invasive preventive surgery may not be necessary soon after diagnosis, as has been the norm.