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    Can control it afterward?  You say, rightfully, that surgery has risks. What exactly do you think happens when cancer develops? Surgery, chemo, radiation.

    Each with its OWN substantial risks. And it's not like she'll be able to undergo these at the peak of health and with optimal planning. Nope, you're sick with cancer and you undergo therapies. That's kind of how it works.

    You realize that she has children who really want to grow up and have their mother in 10-20-30+ years?

    She lost her mother when she was still young. I think there is a lot going into this deciding beyond two organs that I'm sure are quite lovely (and have rebuilt to be lovely again) but really don't perform any required service to her physical well being on a day-to-day basis.

    And if I knew I had an 87% chance of contracting cancer, that stress alone would be so bad for my physical well being. I don't believe in cutting healthy bodies. But the point is, the probability is that her body would not be healthy much longer.

    It's an incredibly challenging and courageous she decided to do with her husband at her side.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue May 14, 2013 at 11:28:20 PM PDT

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