Virginia Hospital’s Race for the Bottom: Let us cut your breasts off

Now that Angelina Jolie has publicized her personal mutilation — it’s the thing to do. Billions and billions of dollars spent fundraising, running, walking, researching, and gala partying — and this is what breast cancer diagnosis/treatment comes down to: lopping off one’s breasts.

Mastectomy

About these ads

4 responses to “Virginia Hospital’s Race for the Bottom: Let us cut your breasts off

  1. I seem to remember Nancy Reagan being vilified in the press for making a similar decision

  2. luisadownunder

    If you have the BRC1 gene, lopping off your breasts is not the end of the story, you need to remove your ovaries, bowel and, most probably, the uterus.
    Mutilation is the new science.
    Though there are no guarantees.

  3. In the animal world, they are called lemmings.

  4. Ronald Havelock

    It has been at least 25 years since an NCI study showed conclusively that lumpectomies were just as effective as a ca-preventative breast treatment as more radical and deforming surgeries. Have there been more recent studies that contradict that finding?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s