KUSA - MRIs for breast cancer can raise the odds for surgeries women don't need.

A new study from Yale shows that older women with breast cancer shouldn't get multiple MRIs because it could lead to unnecessary breast-removal surgery.

Researchers say patient concern about recurrence and survival must be balanced with the increased risk for complications associated with more aggressive cancer surgery - particularly when there is no proven benefit to the aggressive option of breast removal.

Experts say keeping the breast when possible is the preferred approach for women with early stage breast cancer.