Health roundup: Many double mastectom...

Health roundup: Many double mastectomies are unneeded

There are 1 comment on the News Journal story from Nov 28, 2012, titled Health roundup: Many double mastectomies are unneeded. In it, News Journal reports that:

Many women who choose double mastectomy after cancer is diagnosed in one breast have a very low chance of developing cancer in the other breast, new research shows.

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Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Nov 28, 2012
It never ends, the men who are so sure they know what women need.

Unfortunately, we only know about the genes that have been found, and we only have a test for the BRCA genes. I don't need a BRCA test to tell me it's genetic in my family: I'm the fourth generation in a direct line to have breast cancer. I seriously considered a double mastectomy myself although no medical person recommended it. That's fine for them, but they aren't the ones who have to live with the KNOWLEDGE that my breasts 1) do nothing to support life and 2) are ticking time bombs.

You can't have your liver removed to protect yourself if you're at high risk for liver cancer. You can live, and well, without breasts. My surgeon tried to insist on a lumpectomy but I preferred mastectomy. My life, MY choice.

Get the heck out of our lives. Give us the best advice you have but then let us decide.

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