Gina Marie Garofalo
Gina Marie Garofalo

This a personal decision made by Very Strong individual who is given the options, evaluates breasts and makes a decision for the individual. It is no one person business what decision any individual makes!

Debbie Holmes
Debbie Holmes

I think it's a personal choice. With modern medicine available it's also important to remember there are other alternatives.

Lyn Walker
Lyn Walker

A Family member who's sister died of Breast Cancer had a positive gene test and declined the surgery. 12 months late she got Breast cancer and is still suffering the after effects of Chemo.I knwo what I would do!

Brenda Elkins- Wylie
Brenda Elkins- Wylie

yesterday was the fifthteen anniversary of my mother's death from breast cancer and my aunt has been gone well over thirt from the same thing. It is to me a last resort.

Patricia Rezzonico
Patricia Rezzonico

I have HER2+ and my breast specialist told me that I was going to get cancer again in my other breast or in another part of my body. However, I chose not to have both breasts removed because I am a very independent person. I had the affected breast removed and left the healthy breast alone because I did not want to be a burden on others. In this way I was able to do for myself, preparing meals, food shopping, cleaning, personal cleanliness. If I'd had both breasts removed at the same...

I have HER2+ and my breast specialist told me that I was going to get cancer again in my other breast or in another part of my body. However, I chose not to have both breasts removed because I am a very independent person. I had the affected breast removed and left the healthy breast alone because I did not want to be a burden on others. In this way I was able to do for myself, preparing meals, food shopping, cleaning, personal cleanliness. If I'd had both breasts removed at the same time it would have meant depending on others and I just couldn't do that to friends. I know what this means and I ensure that I am always following up with pet scans, mammos, maintenance targeted therapies.

Mj Orlesky
Mj Orlesky

No one can make that decison for you!
I am a breast cancer serviver and you can ask peoples opinion but the last decison is your to make I think.I had breast cancer twelve years ago now and I am one of the lucky once.Thank Lord.

Rayma Oliver
Rayma Oliver

its not true that only women with a history of Breast Cancer in the family will get Breast Cancer I am a survivor and there is no history in our family. take the time to have a check up.

Anac Perezv
Anac Perezv

There is no breast cancer in my family history. However, last year (today) I was diagnosed with an induct carcinoma on one breast. (had had a biopsy in 2004 so it was recurring) I was blessed to have found it soon, in time, and the double mastectomy for me was the wisest choice. I believe that having a mammogram and an ultrasound done every year can save your life. Pap smear, and a general checkup too. That is the advice I am giving my only daughter, but she will eventually decide for...

There is no breast cancer in my family history. However, last year (today) I was diagnosed with an induct carcinoma on one breast. (had had a biopsy in 2004 so it was recurring) I was blessed to have found it soon, in time, and the double mastectomy for me was the wisest choice. I believe that having a mammogram and an ultrasound done every year can save your life. Pap smear, and a general checkup too. That is the advice I am giving my only daughter, but she will eventually decide for herself. I think that having the double mastectomy only for prevention is extreme, and it is not an easy decision to make. It is a tough surgery, after one year I don't feel 100% yet, although knowing that the cancer is gone makes it sooo much easier! May God give you all the illumination to decide what is best for you!

Barbara Borland
Barbara Borland

This is a VERY PERSONAL and private decision that shoul NEVER be made in haste !!! You would have to really research ALL possibilities. I am blessed that I do not have any history of breast

Richie G Grey
Richie G Grey

my mother was diag with BC In 2000 but treated it and is find two one best female friend had BC an never had them remove just treated It is each one choice but modern tech same more life the ever so why make such a harsh choice give it the college try first.

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