What is your opinion on getting a Preventative Mastectomy with no Breast Cancer Diagnosis?
Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I heard about this procedure on the radio - as a man and unable to understand all the emotions behind it, I wanted to hear from others and learn more.
It sounds very courageous in my opinion!
My guess is you won't see many men lining up to have a similar surgery to prevent getting testicular cancer. :-)
Maybe I may not be the best woman to answer this because breast cancer doesn't run in my family, so I don't carry the gene. However, I'm about to have a length of my colon removed without a diagnose of colon cancer. Colon cancer does run in my family; my mother, grandmother, and uncle all died of it. My surgery would be considered preventative, I guess, but it does cause pain, and it could become cancerous. So I guess I would say I would be for having breasts removed if I were having the same fears with the breast cancer gene.
by Wendy Iturrizaga 13 months ago
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by nikki1 9 months ago
Thoughts, suggestions.. food that might help, survivors.. patients what do you think..Horrible disease..
by nikki1 7 years ago
Hello.. October is National Breast cancer awareness month..please join this..http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org.. lets save a life please. Whose with me.
by Karen Hellier 5 years ago
What do you think of Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a double mastectomy?If you are a woman and had the same test results, would you have made the same decision? If you're a man, would you want your wife/significant other to do the same?
by Bea Wiser 5 years ago
Would you elect to have breasts removed to prevent getting breast cancer if your risk was 20%?Average risk of getting breast cancer is 12%. What would you do if your risk was 40%?
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