Protective Mastectomies that Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk

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Preventive mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin are as safe as more invasive surgeries for women who carry a genetic mutation called BCRA that raises their risk of developing breast cancer, a study led by Mayo Clinic has found. Mayo Clinic breast surgeon James Jakub, M.D., describes the study and its findings. For more information, see the Mayo Clinic News Network.