Angelina Jolie brought into the open an effective and yet little-known medical-surgical procedure this week, when she shared her own experience publicly: she had had a double mastectomy, because she carried a high risk of breast cancer.
What are the advantages and the drawbacks of this procedure? How well does it work? Can all women have it? Here is a Swiss TSR and RSI television report.
Surgery to prevent cancer entered public debate in relation to cancers in other parts of the body as well, such as the colon. Portugal was one of the countries pioneering research into the risks of mutating genes, RTP television reported.