Sharp Rise in Double Mastectomies: As this infographic shows, the rate of double mastectomies per 1000,000 women more than tripled between 2005 and 2014.  Mastectomies overall - both single and double mastectomies - increased 36 percent during that period.  The rise in mastectomies occurred despite breast cancer rates remaining constant.  Graphic shows nine female figures labeled 2005, and thirty female figures labeled 2013, to show the relative increase, and is linked to the source page at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb201-Mastectomies-Inpatient-Outpatient.pdf. Publication date February 16, 2016.

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