Women with breast cancer are told: You don’t need a mastectomy

One of Britain’s top breast cancer surgeons has spoken out against ‘medieval’ mastectomies after a major new study showed that women who have the operation are less likely to survive the disease than those who opt for more conservative treatments. Fiona MacNeill, from the Royal Marsden Hospital, spoke following a study which found that 76.8 per cent of the women who received a lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy were still alive ten years later against 59.7 per cent of those who had had a mastectomy.

Daily Mail