Newsweek: Rise seen in preventive mastectomy for male breast cancer patients
Rating: 4.5 Stars
- There is an error present in the media article.
- This article would have been stronger if other sources were interviewed.
CNN: Double mastectomies for men with breast cancer on the rise
Rating: 3.5 Stars
- The writing was not easy to understand for those without a science background.
- The article should not mention anything about Angelina Jolie without mentioning that the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect does not fall within the time frame of this study—the study only had participants until 2011 and Angelina Jolie had her surgery in 2013.
- There are some factual errors present.
ABC News: More men with breast cancer opting for double mastectomies
Rating: 3.5 Stars
- This media article did not discuss anything about the populations that mastectomy might be beneficial for.
- The article was written in the context of one patient opinion. This is a fine opinion for people that mastectomy may not be right for, but there are men for whom mastectomy was a good choice; the article fails to discuss that.
Medical Daily: The Angelina Jolie effect: Prophylactic surgeries nearly double in men with breast cancer
Rating: 2 Stars
- The headline is misleading because Angelina Jolie’s surgery was done in 2013, while this study ended in 2011. Therefore they cannot say it is an Angelina Jolie effect.
- The first sentence of the media article is exaggerated. They called the rise in surgery ‘aggressive’ even though it went from 3% to 5.6%.
- No sources were present in this article.
- There were no limitations of the research discussed.
The Market Business: Double mastectomy is an answer for most male breast cancer patients
Rating 1.5 Stars
- The headline and first sentence of the media article are inaccurate. Most men are still choosing unilateral mastectomy, not double mastectomy.
- There are factual errors in the reporting.
- No limitations of the research were discussed.
- The findings of the research are exaggerated.