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 ...