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What is your opinion of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy?  Do you feel it was worth it?  Would you consider this if it were you?



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I think she’s certifiably nuts!  But I also think it’s a very, very personal choice and none of us can say what we’d do until we are actually in that position.


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      Marya1961 wrote May 15, 2013
    • This has been a debate among a few people the last couple of days.  If it were me and my odds were that high of getting breast cancer, there would be much research on my part and a few more opinions from other doctors before I could take that drastic of a step.




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      Tuliplady wrote May 15, 2013
    • I think she’s certifiably nuts!  But I also think it’s a very, very personal choice and none of us can say what we’d do until we are actually in that position.




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      Nita P wrote May 15, 2013
    • a women is more then just boobs.  she has the confidence to do this and the support.  i would be thinking of other enjoyable ways to be grabbed with desire.  she may in the future consider breast implants.happy




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      Mzd3 wrote May 16, 2013
    • Same as Mary....I’ve seen too many die from breast cancer .




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      Carine Nadel wrote May 17, 2013
    • as a woman the choice IMHO was quite brave. but I’ve done a story on the BRCA genes and they‘re quite deadly.  and it’s not a question of if it will happen, but when.  many women also choose to remove their ovaries b/c one of them causes it as well.




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      Yana Berlin wrote May 20, 2013
    • It is a very personal choice.  

      My two cents on the matter:

      From my personal experience I was pressured by doctors to undergo a double mastectomy but after I’ve  done my research I opted out not yet knowing if I had the gene ( because I would not opt for the surgery)

      Why?
      Only  4 percent of breast cancers occur in women with the gene, look around 1 out of 8 women will have or had breast cancer that’s 12 percent. Three times higher then the gene carriers.  

      I think doctors underplay the severity of double mastectomy along with its recovery and often complications.   I also don’t think that operating to take out  healthy parts from once body while there is no evidence  of cancer is extreme and often unnecessary.  

      How about instead of scaring  women that cancer could be the outcome show how food, excercise and healthy mind can keep cancer and many other decreases away




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      Msowens wrote May 27, 2013
    • I’ve never been in that situation, thank Good! Somethings are just personal, such as having a double mastectomy - and she should have kept that to herself. Never the less she had to do what she felt was best for her knowing all the cancer problems that plagued her family, more power to her. I wish her well.




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      Msowens wrote May 27, 2013
    • I don’t think she’s nuts for doing what she did. I do think that was a personal decision on her part, and she should have left it just that. The female women in her family is plagued with cancer, and she felt it was the best thing to do for herself.




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