Denise R Atkin-Rodgers
Denise R Atkin-Rodgers

Every person needs to make their own decision. Who are we to chose for others.

Joann Potts
Joann Potts

yes, only if breast cancer has been diagnosed in one breast then remove both afterwards have reconstruction done.

Johannes Stanford
Johannes Stanford

I leave since 10 Years with a Women with one Brest only. I LOVE her and so I don't mind.I Think one is better then NONE.Out of the Home, She can wear a bra with one silicon breast. At Home its Ok. The biggest Problem are the People, ho staring at a Person with one Breast!

P Vliet
P Vliet

With a family history of cancer (but not breast cancer), and having survived breast cancer twice myself (at the ages of 41 and 50), I tested positive last year for the BRCA gene mutation and was advised to have preemptive surgery accordingly. A few weeks later, I gave up my remaining breast and other at-risk body parts. None of these were of any use to me anymore and were certainly not worth risking my life to retain. Therefore, my answer to your question is that the breasts should be...

With a family history of cancer (but not breast cancer), and having survived breast cancer twice myself (at the ages of 41 and 50), I tested positive last year for the BRCA gene mutation and was advised to have preemptive surgery accordingly. A few weeks later, I gave up my remaining breast and other at-risk body parts. None of these were of any use to me anymore and were certainly not worth risking my life to retain. Therefore, my answer to your question is that the breasts should be forfeited only if cancer is present or their owner is BRCA positive. A mere family history of cancer is insufficient cause for such an extreme measure. Women should remember that breasts exist to nourish our children; any decorative value is a relatively unimportant side effect which can be easily replicated with prostheses.

Jessica Willis
Jessica Willis

Even with a double mastectomy will not guarantee prevention. I have a dear friend that lost his uncle to breast cancer. However if it puts your mind at ease then do what you think is best in your situation!

Susan Mitchell
Susan Mitchell

This should Not even be considered, and health insurance shouldn't foot the bill for it...it is an elective procedure on her part...if she demands it be done, then she should pay for it, not her insurance

Karen Costantini
Karen Costantini

Agree totally with everyone - this is such a personal decision. I only hope I don't have to make it. Good thing there are choices....

Charles Veitengruber
Charles Veitengruber

I know of a woman who was cancer free, who had both breasts removed, because both of her sisters had died from breast cancer. She was at high risk, as proven by genetic testing of her parents. I personally think that it saved her life.

Bubble-Lady Wendy
Bubble-Lady Wendy

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 and was successfully treated. It recurred in 2007 when I had a mastectomy. I had a pin-sized lump recur on the scar of my mastectomy - which was removed - this happened 3 times. Each time I found a lump I detected it myself. Never was it detected on a mammogram or by a doctor. I relied completely on my own instinct and each lump was very tiny. With the knowledge I have now, I would not choose to have preventative mastectomy because I...

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 and was successfully treated. It recurred in 2007 when I had a mastectomy. I had a pin-sized lump recur on the scar of my mastectomy - which was removed - this happened 3 times. Each time I found a lump I detected it myself. Never was it detected on a mammogram or by a doctor. I relied completely on my own instinct and each lump was very tiny. With the knowledge I have now, I would not choose to have preventative mastectomy because I believe it would still probably have recurred if I was prone to breast cancer. Nor would I opt for a breast reconstruction. if I'd opted for reconstruction, I would NOT have found those lumps and do not believe I would have lived to tell the tale.

Lisa Heilman Lomauro
Lisa Heilman Lomauro

It's only the woman's business, non of our own. Even this poll is to suggest otherwise, and is the only reason I'm adding a comment.

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