Post Archives from the ‘Mastectomy’ Category

Defending Mastectomy Choice

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by

Mastectomy is always in the news, it seems, and recent research focuses on women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer who opted to remove the affected breast as well as the supposedly healthy breast. The procedure is called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM. Peggy Orenstein addresses CPM in her widely read July 26 The New York Times Op-Ed piece titled “The Wrong Approach to Breast Continue reading the story "Defending Mastectomy Choice"

On ‘Preventive’ Double Mastectomy

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by

Yes, it’s true – Too many women are opting for prophylactic double mastectomies, even when unnecessary. Breast-cancer hysteria dominates our landscape and is often prompted by unfounded fears rather than sound medical advice. But it’s also true that many women are making informed, educated choices about getting prophylactic double mastectomies and seizing the reins of their medical care. I am one of these women. Although I had a history Continue reading the story "On ‘Preventive’ Double Mastectomy"