ok ladies here's your chance to educate a male: So the other day i was flipping through channels and landed on "a" Cable News Network and they were trying to explain everything about BRAC Analisys in the usual 63 seconds they spend on every story. In the segment there was a woman early 20s that was scheduled to have her breasts removed because the test was positive for whatever gene they've assigned a marker to for breast cancer, and i think her mother had gone through breast cancer too. the 20 something didn't have breast cancer, or even a precancerous lesion or even a suspicious lump...i repeat SHE DIDN"T HAVE BREAST CANCER and she was having both breasts removed! isn't that insane? is this a case of science just fucking with womens heads? if there was a genetic marker test for ball cancer first of all i wouldn't even want the test, and even if i knew i had the gene that might possibly make me likely to get ball cancer i would NOT go out and get my perfectly healthy nuts cut off! naturally the news segment didn't even touch on any of the questions i had so here's a few for the women who own breasts: 1) have/would you have this test done? A) does just the existence of this test cause women to stress more about breast cancer? i mean even trying to decide whether you should get the test or not must be freaking out alot of women right? B) what would you do if you found out you had the gene? given the embryonic state of gene mapping, isn't it possible you might go through your whole life and never get breast cancer ? C) is this just a medical company marketing a product by tapping into women's fears? and could you really trust a doctor that recommends removing healthy breasts from a 20yo, based on the science of the day, i garauntee in 10 yrs they'll figure out that this is faulty science, i garauntee it. mark my words, write this down!