Thank you Angelina Joile for leading the double mastectomy crusade. I stated this when Angelina went public with her mastectomy crusade and I will say it again here – the pharmaceutical/medical complex got to the most beautiful and powerful sex image in the world – convincing her to take off her breasts. What is the larger statement here? Is this a new trend? And for what outcome? Death? I mean none of us get out of here alive anyway.
Take it off – take it out – you do not need it anyway – is the mantra women have heard for years. It is my body. Cancer does not have to be feared. Cutting out/off my organs and/or breasts has unknown repercussions. Mastectomies and hysterectomies does not heal the root cause of the problem anyway. Women need to be educated about their bodies. Otherwise we will always be prey to those who profit from our ‘illnesses.’ So let’s not get ill.
Let’s ditch the vaccines, the synthetic hormones (linked to breast cancer), mammograms (linked to breast cancer) the GMO and processed foods, the plastic toxins in our kitchens, the microwave, the medications, the psychotropics. All of these are man-made anyway. So are the diseases.
BTW – You do not see men having their body parts cut off/out do you? I rest my case.
Double mastectomy for breast cancer ‘does not boost survival chances’
Having both breasts removed did not extend patients’ lives any more than having cancerous lumps removed, followed by radiotherapy. The findings are based on a study of 189,734 women in California with the disease.
“We can now say that the average breast cancer patient who has bilateral mastectomy will have no better survival than the average patient who has lumpectomy plus radiation,” said Dr Allison Kurian from Stanford University, the lead scientist for the project.
Ten years after having both breasts removed, 18.8% of women had died, compared with 16.8% of those who had a lumpectomy, then radiation. The paper was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The double mastectomy has been the subject of discussion in recent years after celebrities including Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne and singer Michelle Heaton underwent the procedure as a preventive measure against breast cancer.
Kurian warned women against losing both their breasts unnecessarily. “A mastectomy is a major procedure that can require significant recovery time and may entail breast reconstruction, whereas a lumpectomy is much less invasive, with a shorter recovery period,” she added.
The women in the study were diagnosed with breast cancer at stages zero, one, two or three in one breast in California between 1998 and 2011. During that time, more than half (55%) had surgery to remove malignant lumps then radiotherapy, almost 40% had one breast removed and the rest had a double mastectomy. Those who opted for that procedure were more likely to be white, aged under 40, better-off and have private medical insurance. The rate of women under 40 having the procedure soared from 3.6% in 1998 to 33% in 2011.
Overall, the proportion of women in the study having a double mastectomy rose from 2% in 1998 to 12.3% in 2011, an annual increase of 14.3%, the paper said. The highest proportion of women who died within 10 years was in those who chose to have one breast removed (20.1%).