Kathy Holik
Kathy Holik

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.

Gary Holik
Gary Holik
  • Kathy Holik

Agreed!!!

Pat Weatherbee Paananen
Pat Weatherbee Paananen
  • Kathy Holik

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.

Judy Mendenhall
Judy Mendenhall
  • Kathy Holik

Agreed. I lost breastsm but not by choice!

Linda Belmont
Linda Belmont
  • Kathy Holik

We cannot possibly put ourselves in this difficult position. It is most certainly a personal decision and the opinions of strangers mean absolutely nothing.

Darrell Washington
Darrell Washington
  • Kathy Holik

I agree with Kathy 100%!

Lisa Partridge
Lisa Partridge
  • Kathy Holik

Agreed Kathy

Celeste Aurorean
Celeste Aurorean
  • Kathy Holik

agreed, never would have thought I'd make this choice for a Double M, but here I am preparing for surgery on tuesday...........

Kathleen Parangi
Kathleen Parangi
  • Kathy Holik

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.

Tammy Kemmerlin Platt
Tammy Kemmerlin Platt
  • Kathy Holik

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.

Barbara Arthur
Barbara Arthur

If a woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has a family history she should be able to have a double mastrectomy if she choses.

Ida Bernal
Ida Bernal
  • Barbara Arthur

Yes ur right , cause u don't want it back . I'm a 9 yr survivor but I have faith that it won't return & I think by having that option of breast removal is a good option .

Jodi Armistead
Jodi Armistead

As a person who went thru "you need to go see a surgeon and get this checked out" to "I am sorry but we can't mark the nodule" and having to go thru every 6 months of mammograms.. I think it was worst for my family because it was such a short time after my father died of lung cancer. But I won't want anyone making that decision for me. My family was there for me during this time and Sandra Charlie Dyer Simpkins and I gave up tickets to see Kenny Chesney in concert but my nephew went and took...

As a person who went thru "you need to go see a surgeon and get this checked out" to "I am sorry but we can't mark the nodule" and having to go thru every 6 months of mammograms.. I think it was worst for my family because it was such a short time after my father died of lung cancer. But I won't want anyone making that decision for me. My family was there for me during this time and Sandra Charlie Dyer Simpkins and I gave up tickets to see Kenny Chesney in concert but my nephew went and took his parents to a sold out concert and had a great time! Thanks to his Aunt Charlie and JoJo... worst thing is having the family and friends worried...

Joyce Brock Palmer
Joyce Brock Palmer
  • Jodi Armistead

praying

Jennifer Green-Prescott

As a "dual-risk" woman, I ---personally--- would voluntarily remove BOTH breasts if there were concerns clearly explained to me by my (TRUSTED!) Doctor AND after I did my OWN research on the subject! Hopefully by that time, there will be more "sophisticated/humane" treatments available! (By "dual-risk", I mean that BOTH sides of my family have had one or more types of breast cancer. And not "just" one generation: My Great-Grandmother (Maternal/Maternal), BOTH of my Grandmothers and my @...

As a "dual-risk" woman, I ---personally--- would voluntarily remove BOTH breasts if there were concerns clearly explained to me by my (TRUSTED!) Doctor AND after I did my OWN research on the subject! Hopefully by that time, there will be more "sophisticated/humane" treatments available! (By "dual-risk", I mean that BOTH sides of my family have had one or more types of breast cancer. And not "just" one generation: My Great-Grandmother (Maternal/Maternal), BOTH of my Grandmothers and my @ Maternal Aunts (and no telling if my Mother does/will: she's already done a fine job "pickling" herself with alcohol!)

Karen Meadows Green
Karen Meadows Green
  • Jennifer Green-Prescott

i would too

Angie Dunham
Angie Dunham

I got the joy and privilege of adopting my daughter 8 mos later and cont to live life with her and my husband and friends. I am now 11 years cancer free and realize that is a blessing also. Sorry this is long but this decision these women make is theirs alone no one has a right or correct answer. Listen to yourself choose life your breasts are replaceable if that's what you want or not that's just fine too. We are more then the sum of our body parts!!! Stand Strong and at peace in whatever YOU choose. :-)

Daryla Pitts Grund
Daryla Pitts Grund
  • Angie Dunham

I remember well that very tough time and then the joy that Zoe brought into your lives not long after. God is good!

Timothy Vassell
Timothy Vassell

(“Trusted in the Lord Your God with confidentiality & allow God in Christ Jesus’ name, He’ll fix for U, who so give Him all of their Life..”).

With the Lord our God, (“it’s”) his most remeditologe with which wealthiestness, He would stood fastest if U’ or Urn’ trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ’ for a miraculous blessing, Jesus has not forsaken His plans for all the souls of sole, those that’s He make &’ (“said”) if my people, that’s call by His excellent name would humble their selves’ &’...

(“Trusted in the Lord Your God with confidentiality & allow God in Christ Jesus’ name, He’ll fix for U, who so give Him all of their Life..”).

With the Lord our God, (“it’s”) his most remeditologe with which wealthiestness, He would stood fastest if U’ or Urn’ trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ’ for a miraculous blessing, Jesus has not forsaken His plans for all the souls of sole, those that’s He make &’ (“said”) if my people, that’s call by His excellent name would humble their selves’ &’ seeks His face, pray with Faith, it shall be done in His will, for whosoever’ seeks of His blessed helping Hand, He is faithful enough, to supplies all their neediest of His helping hand, He will hear Your prayer trusted in Him &’ Your ways of iniquities from before His eye, He is willing supplies Your need, just believe & do has He said, then it shall be none for U all that ask of Him, shall receive His helping hand.

John McGreevy
John McGreevy

A decision of that magnitude should be left up to the patient and her physician. A poll is just opinions given by those not affected.

Iris Walls
Iris Walls

I had both breasts removed in 2008, after one was found to have a lump too big to do breast conservation. I had the other breast removed at the same time because it was found to have two areas of pre-cancerous tissue. I therefore did not want to be worrying about further surgery in the future. Since then I have undergone reconstructive surgery (both breasts done at the same time), and I have absolutely NO regrets. I am 66 and I can go out without wearing a bra. The new breasts are...

I had both breasts removed in 2008, after one was found to have a lump too big to do breast conservation. I had the other breast removed at the same time because it was found to have two areas of pre-cancerous tissue. I therefore did not want to be worrying about further surgery in the future. Since then I have undergone reconstructive surgery (both breasts done at the same time), and I have absolutely NO regrets. I am 66 and I can go out without wearing a bra. The new breasts are great. If I had only had the cancerous breast removed, my reconstruction may not have been the same size as the natural breast, but now I have two breasts the same size again. I would advise any lady to have a once-and-for-all surgery and get the job over and done with. My breasts look great in a bra (no sign of scars) and in a low-neck top or dress. Worth considering ladies!

David Graham
David Graham

www.1cure4cancer.com and www.anticancerinfo.com are brilliant websites. Check them out before making any decisions about treatment and breast removal.

David Graham
David Graham
  • David Graham

Sorry.....mistake above! Should be....www.anticancerinfo.co.uk

Janet Matejcek
Janet Matejcek

From my own experience I wish I had have had both off first time round. I opted for a mastectomy in '99 for a very low grade cancer with no lymph nodes involved.Medical advise at the time also said it meant chemo wouldn't be necessary . 11 years later I got breast cancer in the remaining breast .this time round 1 node was involved so I had another mastectomy and chemo.It makes sense that both breasts have been exposed to the same risks so why not remove both in the first place.Just as a side...

From my own experience I wish I had have had both off first time round. I opted for a mastectomy in '99 for a very low grade cancer with no lymph nodes involved.Medical advise at the time also said it meant chemo wouldn't be necessary . 11 years later I got breast cancer in the remaining breast .this time round 1 node was involved so I had another mastectomy and chemo.It makes sense that both breasts have been exposed to the same risks so why not remove both in the first place.Just as a side note ... Both times the mammograms showed no cancer .... Older women who have had their children should think hard about the double mastectomy option in my opinion.

Janet Matejcek
Janet Matejcek
  • Janet Matejcek

Sorry guys ... Didn't think this would be on my timeline ....

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