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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.

Greg Marlowe
Greg Marlowe

I think it is up to the woman. I think it is a bad ideal but this is a free country and it is ultimately up to her. what would give us the right to decide what she decides to do about her breast? lets not forget what if it was us being told we had to just live with the breast cancer.

Alan Emerson
Alan Emerson

the decision on a masectomy is not ours to make only the individual concerned can make it, for them it is a life changing decision or even life saving a hard enough decision without us the uninformed giving our advice so good luck to all do what you think is right.

Myrna Constance Bonnard Zimermann

An important issue for all women and should be treated as widely as possible. And very affordable.

Deborah Grist
Deborah Grist

I feel that the decision lies with the patient in each individual case. Each patient will be given options for them, and then would be able to decide the best treatment for themselves. I can understand some women having a double mastectomy, if they are at very high risk of developing breast cancer. Especially if the fear of getting it themselves, is having an impact on their lives. Nobody can really answer these questions... unless they have had/or have breast cancer.

Jan Burgess
Jan Burgess

It is such a personal choice. I have had a bilateral mastectomy, but only after three attempts to clear one breast of cancer. I had the other off at the same time. Unfortunately the cancer came back, or maybe the tissue that was left was determined to mutate. I felt I should have had radiotherapy on the breast but was told I didn't need it and as an advocate of alternative treatments etc., was relieved. I would definitely make sure I had it now. Its all very well saying that apricot...

It is such a personal choice. I have had a bilateral mastectomy, but only after three attempts to clear one breast of cancer. I had the other off at the same time. Unfortunately the cancer came back, or maybe the tissue that was left was determined to mutate. I felt I should have had radiotherapy on the breast but was told I didn't need it and as an advocate of alternative treatments etc., was relieved. I would definitely make sure I had it now. Its all very well saying that apricot kernels cure cancer, I ate these and it came back! It just isn't that simple. I have had chemo, radiotherapy and herceptin and am ok at the moment. I would support any person in whatever choice they made.

Donna Henderson
Donna Henderson

I agree that it is up to the individual to make the choice. There are so many other options you can take. Your diet can make such a big difference.

Ann Palmer
Ann Palmer

we can all say now what we think but when going through the situation we would probably think differently.

Eleni Savva
Eleni Savva

This is a very personal and heart-wrenching decision that should be made entirely by the individual. She knows what she must do and how to go about it.... she will... in the end make the final decision what is best for her.

Victoria Hayward
Victoria Hayward

And - yes - I DO sympathise with people who HAVE to have their breasts removed - breast cancer has touched many of my closest and dearest friends - it could be more constructive working out the CAUSE of increasing number of people with breast cancer - preventative action. Hormones they feed into our foods, chemicals... I don't know - but this would be more productive than chopping off God given body parts - in case.

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