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MAN UNDERGOES CONTROVERSIAL PROSTATECTOMY

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy to prevent breast cancer has been all over the media.  In the midst of that attention, a story broke through about a 53-year-old British man who underwent a prostatectomy after testing positive for a BRCA mutation.

Gene mutations increase the risk for a number of cancers, including prostate cancer.  Performing a so-called prophylactic prostatectomy because the man is a carrier of the BRCA gene is considered radical and not enough data is available to support any breakthrough benefits of a step forward.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804423

 

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