Mar 26, 2019 05:35PM Beesie wrote:
Whether I, or anyone else reading, would seek a prophylactic mastectomy in your situation really doesn't matter.
All that matters is what you want to do.
I realize why you are asking the question, but we are all very different in how we feel about our risk levels, how we feel about our bodies, how we would react to this type of prophylactic surgery. What's right for one person might be completely wrong for someone else in exactly the same situation. And whereas one person might deal emotionally and psychologically very well with a prophylactic BMX, another person might crash and have terrible difficulty adjusting.
You know yourself, and you know what's right for you. A lot of people look at these decisions and try to figure out which decision is best. My approach is the opposite. My suggestion is that you look at all the options and think about what could go wrong with each one. Then the question is: Knowing that you made a decision to get yourself into that situation (by either doing something or not doing something), which of these scenarios could you live with most easily? In which situation would you be least likely to regret your decision?
Since you've had BRCA testing, have you had a detailed discussion with a genetic counselor about your family history and your risk level? If not, I would suggest that.
Good luck with your decision.