Extreme Breast Cancer Prevention: Should At-Risk Women Have Both Breasts Removed?
- Yes. It is the best option for women who don't want breast cancer. (17% people answered this)
- Yes, but only for women with a family history of breast cancer since they are more likely to get breast cancer. (14% people answered this)
- Maybe. Removing both breasts is just one option of many and should be considered, but it is not the only option. (37% people answered this)
- No. With modern advances in breast cancer treatment and prevention, preventatively removing both breasts is not necessary and should not be done. (24% people answered this)
- I have a different opinion than the poll options. (Please share your thoughts in the comments below!) (5% people answered this)
11850 people voted.
Make people aware about breast cancer and its importance
Some young women with a family history of breast cancer, such as 24 year old Allyn Rose (a Miss American contestant), plan to take the most extreme step to preventing breast cancer by having a double mastectomy, even before being diagnosed with breast cancer. (A double mastectomy is a surgery that removes both breasts.)
What are your thoughts about preventative double mastectomies? Are they a smart cancer prevention decision or are there better options out there?
You can read more in the Huffington Post article here: Extreme Breast Cancer Prevention: Should At-Risk Women Have Both Breasts Removed?