Nancy Christensen
Nancy Christensen

It's a personal decision. The women in this situation have undoubtedly covered all their options and educated themselves enough to know what they want to do. It is not up to others to decide or judge their choices in this matter. This type of question has come up before with Nancy Reagan (mastectomy vs lumpectomy) and when I heard the factors she used for her plan of action, I felt she made a sound decision. But it may not have made sense for others. I would recommend all women become...

It's a personal decision. The women in this situation have undoubtedly covered all their options and educated themselves enough to know what they want to do. It is not up to others to decide or judge their choices in this matter. This type of question has come up before with Nancy Reagan (mastectomy vs lumpectomy) and when I heard the factors she used for her plan of action, I felt she made a sound decision. But it may not have made sense for others. I would recommend all women become students of alternative treatments and therapy for breast care no matter which route they go.

Bertha Romero Garza
Bertha Romero Garza

I had my breast removed when u got the cancer diagnosis, only the one with cancer and sometimes I wonder if I should have removed both. The return of cancer is always at the back of my mind. I would never recommend my daughter having a mastectomy just because I had cancer.

Roberta Cooper
Roberta Cooper

A personal decision made by the individual! Twenty two yrs ago I had a left mastectomy! If I was given the option then - I would have done both!

Vivelina Airoso
Vivelina Airoso

I agree with kathy to, no one can make a decision , every one have to make ther won decision...

Sharon Coney
Sharon Coney

I am a survivor and only had the one trying to kill me removed. My other one has been kind to me but between myself and my oncologist, we keep a close eye on her.

Jean Hallam
Jean Hallam

The answer to this is for the person who has Breast Cancer. No one else has the right to answer that question.My sister is a survivour of Breast cancer.

Geri Jones
Geri Jones

Only after careful consideration and if tests are conclusive then I would have to say yes, to prevent cancer from spreading.

Belinda McMahon
Belinda McMahon

I believe that the descision should be made by the woman. Everyone is different and what may be right for one, might not be right for someone else. Every case is different and individual and should be treated as such.

Julie Jackson
Julie Jackson

I chose to have a hysterectomy, double mastectomy and reconstruction all in the same surgery at Vanderbilt because 8 out of 10 of my family members are BrCa1. This was a no brainer for me in one sense but still a difficult thing to wrap my head around mentally.

Mariko Kaonohi
Mariko Kaonohi

As a recent breast cancer survivor, I think the choice should be left up to the patient. I did not have my healthy breast tissue removed because I believe the less invasive and shocking to the body, the better. I also believe that those of us who are put through this experience are meant to re-evaluate our lives and change what has helped to contribute to our contracting this disease. 2013 will be a whole new phase of life for me - I've been spared death for a reason... I want to live long enough to fulfill my purpose on earth!

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