Perhaps to her own diagnosis-prevention is better than no cure. Any way it's all about choices.
Every time I hear this news, it reminds me of this:
If its for health reasons why not?If shes ok with being flat chested so be it.
She asked the RIGHT question. And decided that PREVENTION is better than CURE. In line with what i said....we should be asking "How to prevent" instead of "How to cure". AJ, thanks for proving this point, and i think you hv made a RIGHT choice. Smart cats think alike.
A doc just interviewed on Channel 8 News says the gene AJ has is very rare. 90% of all breast cancer has no known cause. 10% due to genetics and only 5% is due to the genetic defect AJ has. Besides the double cut that will reduce the risk from 80% to 5%, there is also medication that can reduce it to 30%. Along with stepped up monitoring, he recommends this coz breast cancer that's detected early has a very good chance of complete recovery (I personally know of 3 breast cancer survivors).
The genetic test is not available in Singapore. The cost for the test is around $4000.
The double mastectomy and reconstruction cost is about $50,000.
She has my respect.
Individually we perceive risks differently to make choices, there is really no need for flippant comments to dismiss it as silliness.
Always easier to argue from a bystander POV, especially when you are not one of those individuals like her facing the dilemma at the edge.
I eats, shoots & leaves
Wah.. she's removing everything... (but its not what you think )
for you guys
think of would you remove your man-bits if you had high risk of cancer in your man-bits ?
It is quite different for her. She is happily married (to Brad Pitt?)with children. She is very wealthy. She does not intend to give birth to more children. She wants to live to see her children grow up. She has accomplished a lot already - "made it to the shore" (上岸).
In her particular case, there is little downside to make those decisions.
its her body, she decides herself...
whether she made the correct decision, we would not know for sure now...
i read some articles that lots of such "testing" produce lots of false positive... and doctors are recommending not to do such "test" at all.
Slow clap , slow clap to the TS with a very provocative thread title