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What is your opinion on getting a Preventative Mastectomy with no Breast Cancer

  1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    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.

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  2. greenmind profile image96
    greenmindposted 2 years ago

    Unless I'm a doctor my *opinion* means *nothing*!

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

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    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. :-)

  4. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are very brave - I pray that all goes well and thanks for sharing

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