Article Talk: Study Challenges Need for Preventive Bilateral Mastectomy in Women with DCISArticle Talk: Study Challenges Need for Preventive Bilateral Mastectomy in Women with DCIS

Started by Mi, May 01, 2017
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Bilateral Mastectomy, along with surgical removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries, is essential to long term survival for women with a deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. I would like to be able to argue both sides, on this, I am unable to do so. Long before signs of ovarian cancer can be detected, it most likely will have spread, advanced, be past the stage where treatment is a viable option. When the BRCA mutation is present, bilateral mastectomy is a wise choice. In my opinion, if the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, if removal of these are not seriously considered, the woman does herself a dis-service. Sounds draconian, I know. When I had the privilege, yes the privilege, of having all the facts of my situation at hand in order to make an informed decision, I chose to have the surgery, everything out. Had I not done so, the cancer growing in my fallopian tubes, this unknown pre-surgery, would have spread throughout the pelvis.
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