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Breast Amputation Avoided!

Breast amputation, medically known as mastectomy, seems a radical measure to prevent breast cancer. As an emergency room physician in my early years of doctoring I hated amputations the most, even if it was an accidental traumatic loss of a portion of a finger. Amputation seems so final. No hope of regrowth or regeneration of that body part.


So, as you well know by now I have always looked for the prevention, for the underlying causes of a disease process.


And that’s what epigenetics is all about, the factors that influence your genes for a healthy or unhealthy … Read the rest

Breast Amputation – a Radical Idea

It’s all in the news. A very well-known lady decided to have her breasts amputated because she carries the gene for breast and ovarian cancer. She has been quoted as saying,


My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.”


If those statistics are true, then maybe she made a good decision.


But… can any doctor really give that precise a diagnosis based on genetic testing?


Has anyone considered the concept of epigenetics … Read the rest