(Closed) Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy…would you?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Would you do this for your loved ones?
    No, never : (10 votes)
    3 %
    Maybe, I hadn't ever thought about it : (40 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, but I would exhaust ALL available/feasible options first : (57 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, with no hesitation : (68 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but only if the risk percentage is high : (143 votes)
    45 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 77
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    @AB Bride:  When it comes to your life, and the life of people around you, unless you have no desire to live, yes.

    Post # 78
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    @Hyperventilate:  That seems rather harsh.  If it was your own individual choice, where those are the only reasons you personally wouldn’t choose to have the surgery that would be one thing.

    Besides the risk due to the surgery, like I mentioned earlier, there are other reasons not to have the surgery.  Some people deal with chronic pain or other health issues and don’t want to have to deal with recovery on top of that.  Not just for selfish reasons either, but because they can’t take care of others while dealing with everything.  A single mother might want to wait until a child is older if they have issues getting care for them.  Maybe they would feel it is selfish to go through the surgery at that point in time.

    I haven’t looking into it carefully, but I think the drug cuts the risk by half.  For some people, along with monitoring that would be good enough,

    Post # 79
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    @AB Bride:  We’ll have to agree to disagree. If a young child is in the mix, that just makes my feelings even stronger.

    Post # 80
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    @carbear02:  I’ve read this as an argument for people that are against these preventative masectomies for a variety of reasons.

    @AB Bride: 

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/15/18250762-more-women-opting-for-preventive-mastectomy-but-should-they-be?lite

    I honestly don’t know enough about any of it to make an arguement for either side.  But I do think people should weigh their options heavily before jumping to an elective major surgery for something that doesn’t have cancer yet.

    People read “87% risk” and read it as an automatic death sentance.

    So I get what you two are saying…

     

    Post # 81
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    @kes18:  I don’t think there is one right answer.  I don’t judge those who have to make this difficult decision though.  It’s situation specific.

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