#Genetic information and risk reduction surgery...would you? #xmnr, #cancer, #science
This is a sticky question. Would I have surgery on "healthy parts", if they were still healthy...but at high risk for cancer?
Genetic information-women with high risk cancer gene, factors in risk reduction
A new medical journal publication sheds light on the choices women make when they have been identified as having a genetically high risk for developing breast and/or ovarian cancer, specifically regarding choices in risk reduction surgery options.
So, ladies, what would you do? Would you have preventative surgery? One Gilbert woman says she probably would, but that conclusion was not her "knee jerk" reaction. Her first reaction was to question why would surgery be required if cancer is not present. Then, one need only to turn on any news channel and hear the stories about the death of Elizabeth Edwards and the two young kids she left behind.
One could say "perspective" is the name of the game.