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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Why don't we all remove our livers, kidneys, testicles, ovaries, breasts, lungs, tongues, eyes, kidneys, prostates, and hearts to prevent cancer. Let's all be torsos and heads only.
a study being presented later this week says more than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.
"People want absolute certainty," breast surgeon Monica Morrow of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center tells Shots. "Unfortunately, even having a double mastectomy doesn't provide certainty that breast cancer will not recur. So it's a false sense of security."
Another co-author, Sarah Hawley, of the University of Michigan, says double mastectomy "does not make sense" for about three-quarters of the women who are choosing the operation "because having a non-affected breast removed will not reduce the risk of recurrence in the affected breast."
I lost my wife to brain cancer, a glioma (Glioblastoma Multiform), midbrain tumor. Her father had the same.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
I don't mean to be crude, but she could have done more for cancer research by raising money through
posing topless in a calendar than looking like cancer's victim. If a Miss America contestant has no hope what chances do those of lesser influence have?
I am 100% certain that if the US had a Manhattan-style project for cancer screening, prevention, and treatment it would be a disease that goes the way of polio.
Originally posted by Spike Spiegle
I wasn't sure if I was going to reply or not, but like other members have said.
It's her choice, her body and it doesn't effect me or others, I see no problem.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Beast cancer hereditary?
Cancer is essentially a genetic defect....
IF it were hereditary in nature, the child should in theory be born with those defects present.