This is a personal decision made by an individual who is given the options, evaluates them and makes a decision for themselves. It is no one elses business what decision an individual makes.
I agree with Kathy. No one can make that decision for you. I don't think anyone really knows what they would do until they are actually in that situation.
Agreed. I lost breastsm but not by choice!
We cannot possibly put ourselves in this difficult position. It is most certainly a personal decision and the opinions of strangers mean absolutely nothing.
I agree with Kathy 100%!
agreed, never would have thought I'd make this choice for a Double M, but here I am preparing for surgery on tuesday...........
I agree I don't believe I could be a part of a decision making process that does not directly include the person this would affect. God bless and help you in your time of need, and I pray that the best decision will be revealed and accepted with courage and faith.
Kathy, that is exactly what I was thinking. My sister had breast cancer and made her own decision, and she is fine now, thank God.
It was her choice. I have thought to get a total hysterectomy because of the history of endometrial & cervical cancer in my family.
I've been thru the surgery,2007, it's a very painful surgery. I had cancer cells in one breast. I didn't give a 2nd thought about one removing 1 breast. If I only had removed 1 it would have left me feeling uncomfortable and more noticeable. My Dr.s told me it wasn't a matter of if, it was a matter of when it would spread. Because of catching it early I was able to prevent it. I am hear today because of it!!
I think everyone women should do whatever she feels is the right thing to do!
Whatever decision is made should be respected because it's her life she is deciding
on. And lets be realistic more and more women are dying because of Breast Cancer. My sister fought and lost and breast Cancer took her life at only 50 years old.
People act as if she was asking for votes. I think we should respect every individual's decisions it doesn't mean it's the right decision for us but just respect their decision.
I really don't like her but I agree with her and others with that decision to make. I would do it jf I needed to. Breast cancer still takes too many lives and she had a family to think of.
I applaud her decision and I am proud of Brad that he supported her all the way!
Her body,Her life, Her decision.
Well, I don't believe that women should consider a preventative double mastectomy unless they are making an informed decision and have ALL the options available to them explained. It is very much an individual choice, but let's not forget there are many surgeons only to willing to operate for the money.
I'm sure Angelina informed herself of all options possible!!
I think her decision was a reaction based on pure fear. There are many studies pointing to nutrition to prevent and even cure cancer by eating a plant based diet but the medical industry does not acknowledge it. SHE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER! My concern is that she serves as a role model for women who have not developed a strong sense of self, faith, or trust and have been grossly misinformed.
Occording to research there's more risk in a double amputation than not, because cancer can still occur in breast remnants, but it is more difficult to detect, especially if breast prostheses are inserted.
Please keep checking.