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Should or Shouldn't You?

Well this week it seems everywhere I turn women
are talking about Angelina Jolie and her brave decision.

I applaud her for the decision she has made and her reasons
for doing it BUT.............

I would never get tested (even though I am eligible 
for testing because of my family history)

You're CRAZY I've been told on some threads on
Facebook, and maybe I am, but here are my reasons:

*one of my best friends had a preventative double mastectomy
because she had the gene. She went through
so much post-operative trauma, and yet still died 
soon after from cancer (that previously was not there)

*I always ask myself, did the surgery provoke something
that may have otherwise lay dormant?
I'm convinced it did.
However  the medical profession called it "one of
those things-a coincidence".

* when do we say enough is enough? What happens
if we are at risk of Alzhiemers (which can be genetic)
or Parkinsons? Do we go back to the old days
of lobotomizing brains -because at the end of the day
isn't a mastectomy similar?

What happens if we are at risk of heart disease, do
we start removing/ mutilating hearts and fitting
pace-makers just in case?

When will we stop?

Lets not forget that the cancer institution is a HUGE business
earning billions worldwide (and principally 
controlled by the pharma industry) yet long-term
survival hasn't improved? I find that very worrying,

"the percentage of people dying from cancer now is about the same 
as in the 1950's" (Fortune magazine-2004)

The mind is  a HUGELY powerful instrument.
Once you have the gene test, you immediately eradicate
any hope. 

Lets also not forget the level of stress hormones
that will surge through your body once you are told you 
have the gene, go through surgery and recover. 

What will that level of post-traumatic stress do to your body?
Could it act as a catalyst for starting 
or provoking "something"?

I do respect Angelina for her reasons but I just wish
it wasn't made public. This recent publicity has made 
us all become more fearful and even more obsessed with
preventing disease at the risk of harming the
very body we are seeking to heal.

This is just my personal opinion.
I would love to hear your thoughts
however different from mine they may
be ;-)


p.s  I would like to recommend 2 books here that I think are worth reading:
i) Cancer-Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth (Phillip Day)
ii)Mammography Screening; Truth, Lies & Controversy (Peter C. Gotzsche)