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Double mastectomy is on the rise in men with breast cancer — and it’s worrying some doctors
Washington Post

Most people assume breast cancer is just a female thing. All those public service posters, fundraising walkathon T-shirts and stuffed animals marketed to raise awareness of the disease are typically saturated in pink, after all.

But about 1 percent of cases in the United States are actually in men — and it turns out a growing number of them are choosing to do what Angelina Jolie did and remove both breasts to reduce the risk of any recurrence.