Rose Fowler Jones
Rose Fowler Jones

my mom had both of her breast removed. but at different surgeries.

Dawn Berst Kreider
Dawn Berst Kreider

I had breast cancer. So I believe it should be your choice. It is extremely painfull surgery. I don't think anyone would go into this without thinking it thru. I wanted it done for me when i had a lump removed thirteen years ago. It would have saved me from getting cancer. And I wouldn't have had to go thru chemo or seeing the pain in my kids eyes.

Ian Pinchen
Ian Pinchen

In some ways it is a personal decision but it is also a political decision. More research should be conducted on other forms of prevention; primary prevention, in particular to prevent the need for double mastectomy. The breast is intrinsically related to women's sense of self as mother, partner or whatever. Numerous studies show the psychological impact of breast loss. Sometimes mastectomy may be necessary, but it shouldn't be seen as a first option any more than abortion should be used as...

In some ways it is a personal decision but it is also a political decision. More research should be conducted on other forms of prevention; primary prevention, in particular to prevent the need for double mastectomy. The breast is intrinsically related to women's sense of self as mother, partner or whatever. Numerous studies show the psychological impact of breast loss. Sometimes mastectomy may be necessary, but it shouldn't be seen as a first option any more than abortion should be used as a form of contraception. A lot of people in cancer research are men - I wonder how many would like their prostate removed prophylactically so that they wouldn't have prostate cancer years later. Mastectomy should always be a woman's choice but it should be a choice among all the possible options and that includes research into other forms of prevention which, as yet have received little attention.

Stefka Heathcote
Stefka Heathcote

Every person should weight the risk and decide for themselves. But the option should be available if women want to take it.

Harold Leon Harris
Harold Leon Harris

Freedom means freedom of decision. We as Americans want to decide for everyone on everything. If a Woman decides that she feels that this is the best option for her, then the rest of us need to stay out of it. Our Medical system here in the United States is one that survives on treatment and not prevention and that ideology is enshrined in our belief system. I had Gastric Bypass surgery and woke up from surgery with no trace of my Type two diabetes, some say that my choice was radical, I...

Freedom means freedom of decision. We as Americans want to decide for everyone on everything. If a Woman decides that she feels that this is the best option for her, then the rest of us need to stay out of it. Our Medical system here in the United States is one that survives on treatment and not prevention and that ideology is enshrined in our belief system. I had Gastric Bypass surgery and woke up from surgery with no trace of my Type two diabetes, some say that my choice was radical, I say that it was life saving and a finical blessing as I now don't have to take medications for life to treat a problem. So we must learn that we are individuals and we make decisions for ourselves that we feel benefits us. It may not be your choice but if we believe that each individual have freedom of choice, we have to start respecting their opinion and not injecting our belief systems into their lives.

Bob Oriean
Bob Oriean

there've been so many advances, yet so much we don't know...it is, ultimately, the womans choice though.

Gloria Lehron
Gloria Lehron

I think everyone has a right to make their own decision. It doesn't matter what we think.....

Darrell Brown
Darrell Brown

I really think women should seek out every possible option to maintain a state of wholistic good health before walking through "the door of no return". You are in my prayers for Divine intervention.

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Jelica Ilic Ex Golub

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Sara Nash
Sara Nash

I have a faulty BRCA2 gene and have an 80-85% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in my life. I am currently seeing consultants at Guy's Hospital with regards to having a double mastectomy and when I'm in my late 40s I will also consider having my ovaries removed as my risk of ovarian cancer is also increased.

I've spoken to some people at the genetic clinic at the hospital who have had breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy and they have all said that they wish they had...

I have a faulty BRCA2 gene and have an 80-85% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in my life. I am currently seeing consultants at Guy's Hospital with regards to having a double mastectomy and when I'm in my late 40s I will also consider having my ovaries removed as my risk of ovarian cancer is also increased.

I've spoken to some people at the genetic clinic at the hospital who have had breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy and they have all said that they wish they had known they had the faulty gene beforehand and had the option to have the mastectomy before being diagnosed with cancer.

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