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Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Save Their Nipples During A Mastectomy

4:27 AM, Oct 27, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- A Georgetown University released just over two hours ago, says breast cancer patients can save their nipples safely.

After 21 years of performing Nipple Sparing Mastectomies (NSM) on women with disease or those at risk, doctors say NSM is a safe and effective option.

Prior to this study, there was concern this type of surgery would pose a threat of recurrance because of the chance cancerous cells would be left under the nipple.

Dr. Shawna Willey of Georgetown University Hospital spoke with 9NEWS NOW's Andrea Roane about why after two decades, doctors are now ready to say nipple sparing surgery is safe.

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