Buzz I Removed My Breasts To Prevent Cancer At 28 4 weeks ago Prev Article Next Article FacebookTwitterredditPinterest “I’m here and healthy which is a very big deal!” To read more of Caitlin’s story go check out her book: Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb … source FacebookTwitterredditPinterest Prev Article Next Article Related Posts 5 things every new dad should do to crush the first year of fatherhood. April 23, 2016 Women Try Big Butts January 5, 2016 Designing costumes for Lady Gaga didn't lead to this artist's big break. A website did. January 13, 2017 200 Funniest Animal Snapchats Ever March 29, 2017 These bizarre circles have baffled scientists for years. Now we may know what they are. April 21, 2016 City Folk Work a Farm for a Day // Presented By BuzzFeed & Del Monte October 29, 2017 19 Comments Ash November 18, 2017 Both my great grandmothers and grandmother had cancer Cats _Meow November 18, 2017 I have had overn cancer when I was 8 years old and it's really rare only 3 people in the last 10 years have hade it in South Dakota Omar Rodriguez November 18, 2017 Do they take off the nipples Brady Rhinhart November 18, 2017 They made a mistake they said Postive. Kattykat49 November 18, 2017 Okay I really want to get tested. Cancer runs in both sides of my family.My grandfather has had swin cancer And I’ve had one relative who had breast cancer. Once who had lung cancer. And others aswell I would like to know for myself but also for my daughter Kong Savage November 18, 2017 Wow Nicklas Rydén November 18, 2017 So fantasic wow god bless ALL. Amen dfsa afdfd November 18, 2017 i wish i was happy as she is pacochihuahua77 November 18, 2017 I'd consider doing this after children. Phili nora November 18, 2017 Awh i feel so bad ! And i have a feeling i Will have iT too.. Also on my dad's side of the family has it.. but haven't tested me, my mum or my dad.. I would also suggest eating healthy vegan which prevents cells from growing rapidly.. ludog014 November 18, 2017 It's good she decided to do what was best for her… But her kids all have at least 75% chance of getting the BRCA-1 mutation since it closely follows dominant mendelian pattern for inheritance. P. H November 18, 2017 If I test positive I'm getting my breaths off for sure liv faye November 18, 2017 shes pregnant! I wish they addressed that in the video as a discussion about like the likelyhood of ovarian cancer and how being pregnant and not being able to breastfeed after birth and stuff Space Kit November 18, 2017 My mom side of the family has a high risk of Brest cancer if we do get it I want to do this 4CZ November 18, 2017 Buzzfeed is making good content! unicorn sum November 18, 2017 what a beautiful person ❤❤ Tina Pesi November 18, 2017 brave woman HUFFLEPUFF AND MUSIC MAKE LIFE November 18, 2017 Who disliked this what is wrong with you Ash Daze November 18, 2017 I as well removed my breasts for the exact reason. When your oncologist tells you you’re risk at the moment is currently at a 90% chance, and that the percentage increases with time, is extremely scary. I only found out about this because my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28. She was then tested for the gene and came back positive. That lead to her oncologist informing her that we (immediate family) should get tested for the gene. I came back positive. I already knew the choice I was going to make. Out of the three options I chose the prophylactic mastectomy. I healed perfectly and I’m very happy my risk is down to only 10%. Yes there’s the risk of ovarian cancer but I’m glad I get live my life without that fear of a regular check up turning into one of my saddest days ever. Because my sister has to go through it all, she blessed me in a way I can never repay her. Please women, get yourselves checked out!