Mastectomy

Women are increasingly choosing to get “preventative” mastectomies

~ Double mastectomy rates increase – YouTube

~ Mastectomy rises for early-stage breast cancer – YouTube

~ Study: More women opting for preventive double mastectomy – CBS News

~ Why Have Double Mastectomy Rates Tripled Since 2005? – ABC News – VIDEO



Even men are increasingly getting mastectomies


In 2013 Angelina Jolie wrote a celebrity op-ed encouraging women to get a preventative double mastectomy:

~ Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy to reduce risk of breast cancer – YouTube



This created the “Angelina Jolie Effect”, a surge of women began opting to get preventative mastectomies that are medically unnecessary:

~ “Angelina Jolie effect”: Breast cancer testing soars after Jolie’s double mastectomy – YouTube

~ Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Op-ed Cost The Health System $14 Million In Unnecessary Tests – YouTube

~ Breast Cancer and the ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ – ABC News – VIDEO

~ How The ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Increased Cancer Screenings – YouTube

~ Local double mastectomy patient shares impact of Angelina Jolie’s decision – YouTube

~ Local woman chooses preventative double mastectomy – YouTube



There is an ongoing epidemic where thousands of women are unnecessarily getting mastectomies:

~ Why Double Mastectomy is Unnecessary – YouTube

~ Why many breast cancer patients get surgery they don’t really need – YouTube



Studies have shown that A MASTECTOMY DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF SURVIVAL FROM CANCER:

~ Double Mastectomy-Survival Rate Link Questioned – YouTube

~ Local reaction to breast cancer study – YouTube

~ Study Prompts San Diego Doctors, Patients To Question Breast Cancer Treatment Strategy – YouTube

~ Surprising New Study About Women With Breast Cancer – YouTube



Most women are then pressured to get breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy


Mastectomies often have complications and side effects


Women are frequently misdiagnosed with cancer and wrongfully have their breasts removed

~ Woman sues over allegedly unnecessary hysterectomy, mastectomy – CBS News – VIDEO



Reports

“Angelina Jolie Effect”

Increase

Unnecessary

Unhelpful / Harmful