HAVING LOST THE THREE WOMEN WHO WERE ANCHOR STONES TO CANCER, I FEEL THAT MY POSITION AS A MALE HAVING NO IDEA OF THE SUFFERING AND DOCTORING ASPECTS I SUPPORTED THEN WITH THE DECISON THAT THEY MADE ALONG WITH A DOCTORS OPINION. AS I LOOK AT THE AUTHORS OF THE OTHER COMMENTS ON THE MATTER; I WILL HOLD THAT OPINION AND IF THE LEADS TO BEING A CARETAKER, THEN THAT IS THEN I ACCEPT THAT ROLE. IT SEEMS THAT OTHER MALES SHARE MY THOUGHT TO SOME DEGREE AS I SEE NO OBVIOUS MALE NAMES NOR COMMENTS ON THE MATTER.
breastcancer.org is a great web site that educates. The most important thing? Education so you do not make decisions out of fear but based on knowledge.
My Name is Sandy and I was Diag. with breast cancer in 08 In the right breast per the mammo. But I made a choice to have both breast removed and Happy I did Bc I had a worse cancer in the Left that was not found on the Mammo. and US Test I had No family History of Breast cancer so it dose not have to run in your family for you to get a Diag. of Breast Cancer I have Friends that also had Breast Cancer and made a Choice to only have one removed and sorry to say they our not with us today It has to be your choice IT COULD JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE<3.
Any decision made about any woman's body is between her and her physician. I just worry that if too many woman opt for preventative mastectomies, even less research will be done to advance treatments and cures. Testicular cancer has a cure rate in the 90 percentile, yet women are still dying from breast , ovarian and uterine cancers at alarming rates. Maybe we should be looking at who is controlling the research money?
In my personal experience (having gone through a year and half of treatment for lung cancer) and through that met many people going through it... that a large amount of people are mis-diagnosed (on purpose) and put through that hell for profit of the medical industry.. and I know of at least 3 women who have had breasts removed..only to find out later that they never even needed it done to begin with :-(
I also think this a personal decision, a very difficult one. But as today there are many less radical options. One should consider all other options first.
It's nobodies business but the woman who has the risk!
that kind of decision cannot be made by poll. A person would have to talk to the medical profession and then make that decision for themselves.
MAY THE LORD BLESS THEM ALL , AND KEEP THEM FROM FUTHER RISKS, WE SHOULD PRAY FOR ALL OF THEM AND MANY MORE , GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.
If you're planning to have kids, having a mastectomy Voluntarily is idiotic, Then again, I think the same thing about breast implants. Both options completely remove the option of breastfeeding. Also, As MEN can get breast cancer, I'm not sure if just getting rid of the breasts does much. It's a voluntary thing, and I'm not one to remove choice, but it just seems... like and extreme and unintelligent measure.