Breast pain torment: Male doctors often dismiss it as all in the mind. So why did it drive Alison to brutal surgery?

‘In our culture, breasts are seen as symbols of a woman’s femininity, but for me there was no other option.’
Yvonne Haylett

Mail Online

United Kingdom

By Rachel Kaufman
Last updated at 11:08 PM on 18th January 2010

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.