If, when I had had my mastectomy, I had known that nearly 20% of women would show either cancerous or precancerous conditions in their other breast -- I would have had a double mastectomy.

WE DON'T KNOW ENOUGH to say with cerainty who those 20% are. We can only make educated guesses.

Breasts aren't livers or lungs. We can live happy and full lives without them. I wish now I had done that.