Back to the op, I believe it's her body her decision. Comparing breasts removal to liver, testicles, uterus and other party parts, where the
importance of their existence is necessary for many bodily functions, is apples and oranges.
I lost my wife to brain cancer, a glioma (Glioblastoma Multiform), midbrain tumor. Her father had the same.
She didn't have the option of 'preventive maintenance' available to her had it been a location such as the breasts.
I was her care taker for four years, watching her go through the dangerous brain biopsy, gamma knife radiation (steriotactic), and that nasty...nasty
chemotherapy (Temodar), slowly tortured day after day with vomiting and nausea, constipation and diarrhea to the severity many may never experience,
hair loss, weight, appetite gone, immune system compromised, then pushed into the horrific nightmare of shingles all over her face and into the eye
Seeing someone you love endure that much pain and suffering, while you are helpless to do anything to 'make it all better' is something I hope no one
would have to experience.
The girl in the op is removing breasts, not a kidney or eye, or her vagina, etc.
If it reduces the chances of her having to endure what I've been through with my bride, with the risk of her death should she not survive it, or...
the risk of surviving it only to have it metastasize to her bone or lungs, without affecting the function of the rest of her body, good for her.
Get some nice new ones honey, that's not an easy procedure either, but it's better than risking what I mentioned above.
edit on 30-11-2012 by Lonewulph because: (no reason given)