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Thousands of breast cancer patients have debilitating surgery 'needlessly' for early form of turmors which won't harm them

  • Thousands of women are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

  • Around 80 per cent elect for surgery which can involve removal of breasts

  • But new research reveals doctors were 'over-enthusiastic' with operations

  • The risk of someone dying from DCIS is broadly same as a healthy woman

Thousands of women are having needless surgery for breast tumours which won’t harm them, researchers have warned.
Debilitating and distressing operations do not improve survival chances for patients with a common form of early breast cancer, a study found.
Furthermore, patients with this type of the illness – considered a precursor to a more serious form – are no more likely to die than the general population.

Daily Mail

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