Rita Pape
Rita Pape

Having gone through a mastectomy and reconstruction as well as radiation and chemo, I know that this is a very personal decision and must be decided on a case by case basis.

Wayne Barron
Wayne Barron

After seeing the news story about the little girl, and her fight that she won against cancer.
I say no.
If this little girl can be saved, then hopefully the advances in the technology will get even more advanced, and hopefully one day, hopefully really soon in "OUR" future, this deadly horrible disease will be over.

Dorina Potter
Dorina Potter

I agree with Kathy, there is no set rule. Each woman must way the options and make her own decision.

Jan Steenstra
Jan Steenstra

Yes, it should be THEIR choice after knowing all options.

Michelle Martin Bales
Michelle Martin Bales

I was diagnosed with Breast cancer in my left breast in 2012. I went through Chemo and Fearing it could come back and having a more aggressive Cancer, had both breasts removed and reconstruction started. I myself feel that it was the RIGHT choice for me.

Rhonda Blair Snyder
Rhonda Blair Snyder

Definetly a personal choice. I am an Inflammatory Breast Cancer( stage 3-4) survivor for 8 years now. Decided to have both breast removed...no regrets. A friend had hers removed because of her family history. She, too, has no regrets.

Gaye Tannenbaum
Gaye Tannenbaum

It is always a personal decision. I would not even consider it unless I tested positive for one of the breast cancer genes that signals a particularly aggressive form.

One thing I'd like to note about "family medical history" - there are millions of people in the US who are not privy to their family medical history because state law bars them from knowing their biological families. At best, they get a summary that is decades old. I was told that my great-grandfather died of TB, in Russia, in the 1920s, and that everybody else was healthy.

Patricia Russell
Patricia Russell

If I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I wouldn't even hesitate, I'd have both breasts removed as soon as possible. Life if too short to put up with chemo poison going in to my body and killing good cells, or good cells being burned by radiation.

Sandra Melton Cox
Sandra Melton Cox

That is a personal decision and no person should tell them what to do.

Michael Officer
Michael Officer

I squirm when I see young female employees of Animal Shelters/Trusts neutering via surgery any lost waif they encounter. It's policy that is barbaric yet they are happy to justify because they say they could not afford the alternatives. Very debatable. A proposal for double mastectomy for "at risk" candidates is equally barbaric and symptomatic of the same bad thinking.

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