Margarita Ginis
Margarita Ginis

Removing both breasts should be a personal choice a woman can make for herself.

Katy Smith
Katy Smith

I am a breast cancer survivor. I had a mastectomy of my right breast. 1 Year later my youngest sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because we both had had it my entire family was tested for the BRACA 2 gene. Myself and my sister were positive for BRACA2, I then decided to have the left side removed It put me in a high possibility for a recurrence. My mom, 1 brother and my other sister were negative, another brother and my dad were positive for BRACA 2. You cannot always go by your...

I am a breast cancer survivor. I had a mastectomy of my right breast. 1 Year later my youngest sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because we both had had it my entire family was tested for the BRACA 2 gene. Myself and my sister were positive for BRACA2, I then decided to have the left side removed It put me in a high possibility for a recurrence. My mom, 1 brother and my other sister were negative, another brother and my dad were positive for BRACA 2. You cannot always go by your mothers history. Ours came from my dads side. I think genetic testing should be done before making a decision like this.

Ginette Oulton
Ginette Oulton

I knew a lady who had 1 breast removed and was fine , happy and lived her life to the full till she was 75.

Monica Neagu
Monica Neagu

Breast cancer is connected to other types of cancer that can develop in the genital area (ovaries, endometrium, cervical cancer and so on). Therefore if one takes the option to remove a possible future site for developing cancer can trigger the development of tumors in this related area; if there is a genetic programming for the development. If one breast has developed cancer then is preferable to remove the healthy one - just in case. Having a constant medical checking, early diagnosis and...

Breast cancer is connected to other types of cancer that can develop in the genital area (ovaries, endometrium, cervical cancer and so on). Therefore if one takes the option to remove a possible future site for developing cancer can trigger the development of tumors in this related area; if there is a genetic programming for the development. If one breast has developed cancer then is preferable to remove the healthy one - just in case. Having a constant medical checking, early diagnosis and so on is, in my opinion, the best solution. Breast cancer is 100% treatable now-a-days. In general, in cancer the main point is EARLY diagnosis.

Alison Redfern
Alison Redfern

This decision should be made by the individual at risk. There shouldn't be a preconceived idea of what is the correct road to choose. It is very personal as is the choice between having a mastectomy or a lumpectomy once diagnosed with breast cancer. Each affected person is different and each will deal with the situation the best way they can, the best thing to be offered is CHOICE, and hopefully choice will always be available.

Pina Della Rocchetta
Pina Della Rocchetta

I believe this to be a very personal decision that only the individual involved can make after having learned about all the options.

Teeka Pickett
Teeka Pickett

I am considered at "High Risk", I have lost my mom, aunt and grandmother to breast cancer however I would never think about having my breasts removed for prevention or otherwise. I feel with as much research and money being brought in for this there should be another options out there instead of chopping or butchering in my mother's case, parts off the females bodies.

Whitney Brozovich
Whitney Brozovich

My mother had both removed back in 1968. This was a time when there wasn't an alternative I realize, BUT- she has not had any problems since in regards to this, and she is going on 93 yrs old! At least she is still alive.........

Patty Sauerbier
Patty Sauerbier

Breast cancer runs on my Mom's side. My grandmother died from breast cancer when I was 13 and my Mom is now an 8 year survivor after having one breast removed. I wish my insurance would cover to have both removed so I could have a piece of mind. Preventative healthcare as opposed to re-active healthcare. Currently I now feel like I have a bullseye on my chest and its not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" I get breast cancer. I also believe the cost to remove them pre-cancer would be...

Breast cancer runs on my Mom's side. My grandmother died from breast cancer when I was 13 and my Mom is now an 8 year survivor after having one breast removed. I wish my insurance would cover to have both removed so I could have a piece of mind. Preventative healthcare as opposed to re-active healthcare. Currently I now feel like I have a bullseye on my chest and its not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" I get breast cancer. I also believe the cost to remove them pre-cancer would be much much more economical than after a positive diagnosis, surgery, chemo and possible radiation and reconstruction.
All of this is a very personal decision and I think women should be able to choose how they want to address their healthcare after given all the facts and options. Nothing should be off limits or controlled by doctors or insurance companies. It is after all, my life.

Marceline Ceballo
Marceline Ceballo

We as women should have the options to make these decision on our own!

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