Mastectomy - Positive Thoughts
Very often, I received email messages from patients expressing sadness over the loss of their breasts. Sadly,
mastectomy is necessary in some cases. I would like to share two cancer survivors' experiences which I
read about in a book, "Cancer has its privileges", as extracted below.
One patient wrote on the post-it note attached to the breast that was to be removed : "Dear Doctor, before you begin
cutting, please thank this breast for all it's done for me. It sacrificed itself by containing the cancer and keeping it
away from the rest of my body. Be grateful along with me."