Women at high risk for breast cancer often face difficult questions, like this one that an anonymous poster recently voiced:
Would you have your breasts removed to prevent cancer?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are possible reasons to consider a preventative mastectomy—also known as a prophylactic mastectomy:
If you are considering whether to remove one or both breasts to prevent breast cancer, your doctor and health care provider can help you make the decision that is best for you.
Have you had a preventative mastectomy? Would you have one or both breasts removed to prevent breast cancer?