The 44-year-old patient has Hunter syndrome, which doctors hope to treat using zinc finger nucleases.
July 21, 2000
NEW YORK, July 19 (Praxis Press) Prophylactic mastectomy is a preventive option for women who wish to reduce their risk of breast cancer but the psychological and social consequences of this procedure is unclear. To evaluate patients' long-term satisfaction and psychological and social function following prophylactic mastectomy, Frost and colleagues surveyed 572 women undergoing bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (see paper). The questionnaire was designed to evaluate satisfaction with the proced