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Less extensive mastectomy is an option for more women with breast cancer

A mastectomy procedure that leaves the surface of the breast intact was found to be a safe option for more women with breast cancer. This nipple-sparing surgery provides a better cosmetic outcome than more extensive surgery without increasing the risk to the woman. Opting for less-invasive mastectomy when appropriate could help more women with breast cancer cope with this difficult diagnosis.

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