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Surgery to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, with guest Lisa Lai, MD, on "The Informed Patient" podcast

Genetics, family history analyzed before prophylactic mastectomies

Women who are at a significantly increased risk of breast cancer sometimes elect to have their breasts removed in an operation called a prophylactic mastectomy. Lisa Lai, MD, talks about what's involved in this surgery, including considerations about reconstruction. She is an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate, specializing in breast surgery.