I read a blog post today about “The Angelina Effect” (see my previous blog post “Double Mastectomy Heroism” for some background), which went into a statistical analysis of the BRCA gene and resulting breast cancer. It basically looked at the statistics and decided that genetic testing in this regard is not accurate and results in unnecessary surgery and emotional trauma associated with mastectomies. Although I see their point of view, I think it may have been written by a man who has clearly never been affected in any way by breast cancer and likely also does not understand the concept of the emotional relief for the woman and her family, knowing that she is safe from the disease and that her family will not have to nurse her to her death one day.
Nonetheless, it did also introduce me to this new concept in the BSE (Breast Self-Examination) space: The Non-Evasive Breast Tissue Screening Bra!
Check it out – it is fascinating!