I have had Breast Cancer and been seen by a Genetacist as Breast Cancer is prevalent in my family. I am hoping after the Genetics people have contacted my surgeon he will be compliant to totally remove my other breast. They may only reduce it to match with the implant in the other breast. I am not worried about having a double mastectomy as I have contemplated for 30 years about a reduction in Breast tissue but that was before cancer.
I personally think it is a good idea, but it is the decision of the affected person. It is their body no one else's.
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How can i make decision for any one it should be up to you and the doctor.
I feel that this is a very difficult decision to make. As a person with breast cancer I could only remove the one breast affected by the cancer. So to me it's an individual decision, it's what you feel is best for you, both you and your doctor should come to some conclusion on it.
While carrying the gene that is the precursor to breast cancer is not guaranteed to get it. For people like me who have breast cancer on both sides of the family, it is a choice. If I find that I have the gene, I will probably decide to have the prophylactic surgery to remove the breast tissue.
Advancements in medicine can be rapid and it should be the decision of the individual as they are the one who risks death or threatment with chemo and or radiation should they develop cancer. Whatever the Dr.'s say should be taken into concideration but once again the Dr's aren't the one's who will loose the breasts and or go through any of the treatment.
There several different types of cancer and it is best to review all types of treatments with your family doctor, surgeon, oncologist and radiaoligist. After great discussion with my family doctor and surgeon I had 2/3 of my breast removed, followed by chemo and radiation. This was 5 and half years ago and I am doing fine. Therefore the decision should be left to the individual to decide.
my mom had both of her breast removed. but at different surgeries.
I had breast cancer. So I believe it should be your choice. It is extremely painfull surgery. I don't think anyone would go into this without thinking it thru. I wanted it done for me when i had a lump removed thirteen years ago. It would have saved me from getting cancer. And I wouldn't have had to go thru chemo or seeing the pain in my kids eyes.