Deborah Axelrod, MD

Deborah Axelrod, MD, medical director, clinical breast services and breast programs, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City. She is on the medical advisory board of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dallas, on the board of directors for SHARE, and is coauthor of Bosom Buddies, a guide for women with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer

Preventive Double Mastectomy: What’s a Good Reason to Have a Healthy Breast Removed?

Call it the Angelina Effect. More women are choosing to have double mastectomies. Some, like the actress and director Angelina…