It's kind of a duh question, in reality, the owner of the breasts SHOULD get final say, but they don't always. This is news today because it happens to be a celeb who had it done, but it brings up the question - should a doctor be allowed to refuse the surgery without being able to prove a legitimate risk (ie other health conditions that make surgery more risky than normal)?
Article is simply her describing her experience and reasons in pretty basic terms, nothing too technical or preachy.Answer Question
Answer by Bmat at 8:43 AM on May. 14, 2013
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Answer by kmath at 9:03 AM on May. 14, 2013
I think in her case with the genetic issue she has and her increased risk of breast cancer are all very legitimate reasons for her to be able to opt for a surgery like this. As for the Dr., I would think they would have some responsibility in deciding if they could do the surgery as well. If a Dr. isn't comfortable performing a surgery then they should have the right to refuse and suggest their patient find another Dr. who is willing to do it. I know someone that has had an 'elective' double mastectomy for similar yet less serious reasons.
Considering this info, I don't know why any Dr. would refuse:
My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 AM on May. 14, 2013
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