I'm sure many of you have seen or heard the articles about Angeline Jolie having a double mastectomy and reconstruction with plans for a second surgery to remove her ovaries in the news these past few weeks.
Shannon (my sister) and I were texting back and forth about the topic only to find out we had differing opinions on the subject.
Shannon agreed that if she were in the same position, she'd have made the same choice. And although I respect Angie's decision as cancer and surgery is never ever something to be taken lightly, I don't think I'd do it. Monitor extremely closely....absolutely. But to me, there's still that 12% chance you wouldn't get cancer....and what if you were part of that 12%
Then again, I don't have a brood of children to stick around and mother which, I'm sure, is a whole other contributing factor.
I've actually been thinking on this topic a lot which, naturally made me curious.....what about you?
If you carried that high a risk, would you have followed in Angelina's footsteps? Or would you settle in the risk of being part of the 12%?