Reading Andrew Balls comment those of us not at risk should think again. A percentage of figurers for those acquiring breast cancer through the defective gene are actually men and percentage of deaths higher as it goes undiagnosed, the best thing all can do, is push your respective governments to fund more research and find a cure or prevention for all cancers , some things have huge effects like giving up smoking or banning substances like asbestos, or keeping additives out of animal feed and the food chain.
You can only answer this one, if you are ever faced with the situation. The best person to advise you is your specialists, as not every case is the same.
I have had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and after my Mother had Breast Cancer at approx the same age. I personally believe that this chioce won't suit everybody and it should be decided on a case by case basis after all the facts and alternatives have been considered and then the person concerned can make an informed decision.
I have cancer and that not true just make sure u got the right dr
It is completely up to the individual! Please people don't forget, MEN are diagnosed everyday too with breast cancer
Taking both breast off only because there is a history of breast cancer is a blind decision, a decision out of fear. Genetics are just a small part. How you eat, your whole lifestyle (diet, sport, stess or stressfree,, happy, unhappy) if you have children and breastfeed them for a long time are so much more factors!
Removing both breasts is not the answer to not getting breast cancer. You can still get breast cancer even if you have a double mastectomy. Preventive checkups if the best way to deal with this decision.
I believe that a woman must do what she feel she must do. People do different things for different reasons and sometimes while it may seem crazy to me it's the right decision for them. They just need to know they have my love and support.
I believe that it is a very personal decision. I have not had to make a decision like that and pray for all those who will have to decide that they will know overwhelming peace.
I totally disagree with the way you have handled this. I go to my inbox and it's all about double mastectomies and breast cancer, with no explanation under the auspices of 'turn FB pink'. I think it's a very personal subject and decision, and Melissa Pak needs to explain it's a poll not a series of statements before just sending it through. Turning FB pink is very different to what comes below. I am unsubscribing due to this.