Should Breast Tissue Be Screened For Cancer After Cosmetic Surgery?

News — By on March 12, 2009 at 5:00 am

Young women undergoing cosmetic breast reduction surgery are being screened for cancer without their informed consent, according to a paper published on bmj.com today. Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons all around the world. For decades it has been common practice to test the removed tissue for cancer.

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