It is a case by case basis.
We should not be making decisions like this without all the factsveach case is different. Each individual has different symptoms and they should be given all available information to enable them to make an informed decision. I have had Cancer. Not Breast but Cervical which was just as traumatic at the age of 30. I had a hysterectomy and radio therapy. I was told my case was unique at the time but I was given the full facts and I made my choices based in them. Not everything is back and white.
As a 5 years Breast Cancer survivor the operations were excrutiating. I was not going to do that twice. One operation and get to the healing, Imagine having to find out two years later that your other boob is sick and having to go through all that pain and stress agian? no way not me. onece is enough.
Why not turn it Green? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWie6v6B8ME&list=PLA4D3625090A568A7&index=20
The breast cancer was found in stage one. I did not have my breast removed. Its a decision that is very hard to have to make. I looked at my options and choose what was best for me.
I have seen it from both side and I would have to weigh both options if it is a decision I have to ever make.
I had to make this decisions a few years ago. I choose to have a lumpectomey. This is a very had decision t make. I had my Tura daugnter and my Bis Sister Laura and Baby sister with me every step i made they were with me. I Love them sooooooooo much words can't explan!!!! MOM and DADDY did a good job with us.
Since marijuana is a known cure for countless types of cancer nowadays, why not try it as opposed to having either or both breast(s) removed! My opinion! :-)
maijuana is only good to stop you from being sick with treatments,,,,,,it does not cure cancer....
Cancer is a very scary word. When it takes a loved one it changes the way you think about it. When you realize that you have the same genetic makeup and could suffer the same consequences it's going to change you. It sounds extreme to me but I haven't had to face that situation. It is an option.