A patient's decision: Breast cancer survivors choose double mastectomies

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:17 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — It was a routine mammogram before reconstructive surgery on her healthy left breast. She'd lost the right breast to cancer and was having surgery to make her breasts look symmetrical.