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Double mastectomy: A pre-emptive strike against breast cancer

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CHICAGO — At age 23, Lindsay Avner took charge of her genetic fate: She elected to have her healthy breasts removed before cancer could strike first. Six years later, the resident of Chicago’s North Side neighborhood has zero regret, she said. “I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity that generations of women before me never had,” said Avner, who was 11 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease that claimed the lives of her grandmother, great-grandmother and others in her family tree.

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