Mastectomy recommendation for women with gene mutation or breast cancer history 2017

This statistic shows physicians' views about recommending preventative mastectomy for women who have a BRCA gene mutation or breast cancer history, according to a survey conducted on September 25, 2017. On that date, 64 percent of the survey respondents from around the globe stated that a preventative mastectomy should be recommended if both a family history and gene mutation are present.

Do you think a preventative mastectomy should be recommended for women who have a BRCA gene mutation and a family history of breast cancer?

Percentage of respondents
Yes, if both a family history and gene mutation are present64%
Yes, if a gene mutation is present14%
Yes, if a family history is present6%
No, a preventative masectomy should not be recommended16%
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Source

Release date

September 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 25, 2018

Number of respondents

around 3,000 physicians

Special properties

Sermo community members

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