Grace Wickham
Grace Wickham

Well said Kathy Holik. This is what I wanted to say but you said it first!

Michele Mousseau
Michele Mousseau

I feel it is an individual, very personal decision , your family history being a very important part of that decision.. After listening to Allyn Rose last nite on why she has made her decision, explaining what her mother went thru, the odds being in her mom's favor and she still passed from breast cancer. you never know why or who will be affected by this cancer. Take care of yourself.

Mary Navis-santiago
Mary Navis-santiago

The best way to beat any disease is to be and stay informed

Richard Lucian Hornstein

I would much rather see a bill signed into law that requires doctors to make the effected breast of the cancer survivors look the same as the other breast. I've seen some pretty bad examples of what they call successful surgery where the woman is left disfigured and terribly scarred.

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison

Hellfire! This is a difficult one for a man. Oh well here goes - Ok so both breasts are removed, does that now prevent lung cancer, liver cancer, cervical cancer etc. To me, and this is a very personal view, it's a bit like saying do we shut down the brain to prevent dementia. Thank god this is a personal decision. Something like this can never be decided by a majority decision.

Amy Nequist
Amy Nequist

I was told I had an 80% chance of Breast Cancer about a year ago. The doctors pushed the double mastectomies, but there were other options available to reduce my risk. As this may be something I eventually do, it is a huge decision, and one that will take some time to come to. In the mean time, I am doing everything I can, and at this point, has cut my risk by more than half.

Cindy PompeyStoney
Cindy PompeyStoney

Its a personal choice. What I may do is different from someone else and I am not going to post what I would do. I do not want to have any affect on what choice someone makes.

Shirley Hadel
Shirley Hadel

I believe this is ridiculous to remove a part of our body for fear it will become diseased. People need to look into natural health choices, I have read many books on these and with proper diet and exercise all diseases can be eliminated and the rest is up to God trusting in his will for our life.

Monica Michael
Monica Michael

maybe it is a personal decision ----i am not sure what the best options are.

Rikey Austin
Rikey Austin

I was faced with this choice at 35 years old when I was told I had a 97% risk. The last person in our direct genetic line not to die of Cancer had died from a gas attack in the 1st world war. I have three beautiful sons and nothing was going to stop me being there for them for as long as I could. Especially as I had no intention of throwing away my career as a childrens book writer and illustrator and becoming a slightly wobbly page 3 model! My risk went from 97% to less than 3%. No more 6...

I was faced with this choice at 35 years old when I was told I had a 97% risk. The last person in our direct genetic line not to die of Cancer had died from a gas attack in the 1st world war. I have three beautiful sons and nothing was going to stop me being there for them for as long as I could. Especially as I had no intention of throwing away my career as a childrens book writer and illustrator and becoming a slightly wobbly page 3 model! My risk went from 97% to less than 3%. No more 6 monthly tests/scans, No more worry. it was the right choice for me. I remember sitting with my husband and having a conversation about being a grandmother one day and being here to hold that grandchild. We have even chosen grandparent namer for ourselves. Something I'd never allowed myself to do before. Choice and information are key.

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