One of the many emails I received was from a young woman whose doctor has suggested that she have her breast removed even though she has not been diagnosed with cancer. This was for purely precautionary reasons. The precautionary, ‘just in case you will get it in the future, we can bypass all the trepidation and suffering now’ prescription is not a reason to have any body part removed; now or ever. You don’t bypass anything by undergoing unnecessary surgery. What is this doctor thinking?
Would this same doctor suggest a man’s prostate be removed ‘just in case’? Would he recommend removing an appendix or a gallbladder ‘just in case’? Removing a body part now to save time, expense and suffering in the future doesn’t make sense. Won’t you still have to undergo the downtime, the expense and the pain – both mental and physical – now?
Peace and Blessings.