Isabel Brooks
Isabel Brooks

I had breast cancer. First I had one breast and decided to ultimately have both removed. Now I have two great reconstructed boobs and no risk. I can live free and happy and how great its that?

Shalini Mehta
Shalini Mehta

It is the most ridiculous thing to do. When you fear something you are surely attracting it in your life whether in this form or another. Because what ever you fear gets bigger and more prevalent in your life. Instead of removing the breast such women need to cleanse their minds this way you are not getting to the root of the problem, you are only removing the cause and doing more damage.

Phyllis Bence Wilson
Phyllis Bence Wilson

I lost one breast and at the time I asked my Doctor about removing both. Her answer was NO> that could just lead to more chance of infection and complications. I'm watched closely now and if that needs doing later , we'll cross that bridge when necessary.

Wendy Andres
Wendy Andres

I have had breast cancer and it is estrogen positive, but chose not to have a mastectomy, as I have all faith that the cure and/or better treatment options are in the works right now! However, I do respect Allyn's decision as the best treatment for herself. I do not wish to have the choice made for me!

Tonya Ruff Oriol
Tonya Ruff Oriol

Being a BRCA2 person I think it is THE best decision I ever made to have a bi-lateral mastectomy! I was able to do it on my time and was able to emotionally handle it. I didn't have to wait on pins and needles every time I got a mammogram or did a self exam or had bloodwork that something might show up. I didn't ever want to hear my doctor tell me I had breast cancer when I KNEW I could do something about it and not have to put my body thru the chemo and/or radiation that may have been...

Being a BRCA2 person I think it is THE best decision I ever made to have a bi-lateral mastectomy! I was able to do it on my time and was able to emotionally handle it. I didn't have to wait on pins and needles every time I got a mammogram or did a self exam or had bloodwork that something might show up. I didn't ever want to hear my doctor tell me I had breast cancer when I KNEW I could do something about it and not have to put my body thru the chemo and/or radiation that may have been needed, or even that they weren't able to get it all, or even worse that it had spread. It is truly everyone's own personal choice, but for ME, it was the best decision.

Dianne Cooper-Mathias
Dianne Cooper-Mathias

My father had one breast and 19 lymph nodes 're moved .They say because of our ages I am more at risk than if it had have been my mother who had it, so I have to have a mamma gram every year. My dad was 76 when he got breast cancer and I was 55. He now has prostate cancer.We were told that both those cancers go hand in hand for men who first had breast cancer.Not all will get both but unfortunately for my dad he got both.We had to stop treatment ( Lupron ) S the side effects...

My father had one breast and 19 lymph nodes 're moved .They say because of our ages I am more at risk than if it had have been my mother who had it, so I have to have a mamma gram every year. My dad was 76 when he got breast cancer and I was 55. He now has prostate cancer.We were told that both those cancers go hand in hand for men who first had breast cancer.Not all will get both but unfortunately for my dad he got both.We had to stop treatment ( Lupron ) S the side effects weren't worth it.His Psa results have remained low which is good.With that being said I personally would not take such drastic measures however I feel each women should do what they feel is best for them.

Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks

If genetic testing reveals a gene mutation that raises a woman's risk significantly, she should go for genetic counseling and thoughtfully decide whether to have a double mastectomy. I plan to get tested and if the genetic test is positive, I will definitely consider the option of having a double mastectomy.

Benjamin Matlock
Benjamin Matlock

I voted no because my mother passed away from breast cancer. She had both breast removed, but it had already advanced to other parts of her body. I believe removal of both breast can be aborted with early prevention and care. Breast removal has a very extreme effect on any female especially on mother's!!!!

Melodi Stephens Tate
Melodi Stephens Tate

I had a friend that got breast cancer in one of her breast and she requested that the doctor do a complete radical macesetomy ( I have missed spelled a word sorry) the doctor would not do it and she got breast cancer on the other breast and she had harsh treatment and her skin peeled and bleed under her arms, and then when she was having a beautiful life and had just gotten married she got the cancer again this time it was in her liver and she passed away at such a young age , my dear friend...

I had a friend that got breast cancer in one of her breast and she requested that the doctor do a complete radical macesetomy ( I have missed spelled a word sorry) the doctor would not do it and she got breast cancer on the other breast and she had harsh treatment and her skin peeled and bleed under her arms, and then when she was having a beautiful life and had just gotten married she got the cancer again this time it was in her liver and she passed away at such a young age , my dear friend I miss her so much, this is why I think that people have the right to ask for a radical procedure to remove both breasts because of what my friend went through. My friend is in a better place with Jesus and her body is forever healed we all miss her but had to let her go. love you Tanishia and miss you.

Mark Adcock
Mark Adcock

This Is a Choice Every One Has To Make On Their Own. (And I Say Every "ONE" Because I Have Known 2 Men That Developed Breats Cancer). However, Even After Surgery You Are Not Gauranteed Cancer Free. An Aunt Of Mine Had Developed Breast Cancer And After Treatment, Was Almost Ready To Be Declared Cancer Free When The Doctor Found Another Lump In The Skin Near Where Her Original Tumor Was. She Died About 6 Months Later. Even a Masectomy Is No Gaurantee.

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