Following in the footsteps of women like Sharon Osbourne and others, a 24-year-old Miss America contestant who is set to represent Washington D.C. has announced that she will be removing both of her breasts through double masectomy in order to ‘prevent’ breast cancer that killed her mother. This trend, which is actually advocated by many doctors (gynecologists in particular, it seems), is considered ‘heroic’ by many mainstream media outlets that fail to mention the barbaric nature of the procedure and the powerful importance of nutrition and lifestyle when it comes to real cancer prevention.
Miss America contestant Allyn Rose says that she is genetically predisposed to breast cancer, and that she feels it is the only choice for her to stay alive because of it.
If Rose wins the pageant this year, she says she will undergo surgery later in January of 2014. If not, she will have the surgery performed as early as next June. According to her interview with the NY Daily News, Rose says she is ‘choosing life over beauty’. She said:
“Breasts don’t define your life. I’m choosing life over beauty. I’m choosing to remove something that’s so iconic to my womanhood.”
Rose’s statements echo those of Sharon Osbourne and other women like Allison Gilbert who have decided that a double masectomy is the only way to truly prevent breast cancer from taking their lives. Gilbert explained to CNN, in fact, that her gynecologist had convinced her that the procedure was necessary to ‘stay alive’ for her children.
What the doctors fail to explain to these patients, however, is the way in which nutrition and lifestyle choices affect not only gene expression but diseases like cancer and many others. As I’ve detailed in my previous post on the subject, numerous pieces of research have shown that antioxidants can actually fight cancer at a genetic level. Inexpensive antioxidant-rich foods, of course, include onions and blueberries. These food items can make a serious difference down to the genetic level — no surgery required.
A Disturbing Trend: Removing Limbs Now ‘Prevention’?
Even more concerning than the fact that these women are not being informed about their true options is the fact that removing limbs is somehow becoming a new trend within the mainstream media. Women removing their breasts in the name of prevention is now hailed as a ‘life-preserving’ act instead of one that is absolutely ludicrous.
In other words, healthy lifestyle choices like avoiding real problematic substances linked to breast cancer like BPA (linked in over 130 studies) and fragrance chemicals. It also means removing body parts in place of anti-cancer foods that have been shown to combat breast cancer.
Is this the beginning of a very harmful and concerning trend that promotes ‘preventative’ medicine as nothing more than removing limbs upon discovering a supposed genetic pre-disposition? Furthermore, where does it end? If you have a history of stomach cancer, will you be told to remove your stomach in favor of an artificial replacement? How about liver cancer?
The fact is that real prevention involves significant nutrition and lifestyle changes, whereas the act of limb removal ignores natural alternatives in favor of a barbaric act of self mutilation.
10 thoughts on “Miss America Contender Latest to Surgically Remove Breasts to ‘Prevent’ Cancer”
In this case, the problem is psychological, so the head should be removed.
Also a trend that has gone on for years is hysterectomies as preventative medicine. 1 in 3 women by 60 will have had a hysterectomy and the vast majority are for benign or preventative conditions. Gynecology is a crock. It convinces healthy women they need surgery or treatment for conditions that the vast majority of the time will never become malignant or life threatening. Womanhood isn't a disease
I recently also heard "diarrhea is inherited," too. It Runs in your genes. Dr. Schulze
and the looniness continues… the inmates are running the asylum. It's just too bad these victims are so ill-informed about the true nature of cancer and their presumed predisposition.
We are NOT our Parent's illnesses…….I feel that the issue is more of an "attachment disorder"…or rather "individuation" than merely genetic. Yes, the subject is highly subjective, but having experienced several close relatives (cousins) deal with the health issues of their parents( my Aunts and Uncles)…I can honestly deduce that the issue is much more psychological vs. biological. We are born with certain genes, but ABSOLUTELY 100% it's the lifestyle choices we make that determine our illnesses, in most cases. I wont go as far as saying these women are nuts, but rather SO living in Fear, that "wellness" doesn't stand chance. FEAR is SO dangerous……..I choose acceptance and LOVE. just sayin……
Do these people not understand that if they're going to get cancer, and one body part is missing it will just go to a different body part? I mean how hard is THAT to figure out? So perhaps they should just go ahead and have every body part that is not essential removed; then the cancer will go to an essential body part. Great trade!
I can't believe that these people would mutilate their bodies, but not do research and learn what cancer really is, and how to keep your body from reaching this kind of low.
How devastating, What a waste of beautiful breasts!! haha
Cancer can be cured naturally anyway, there's no need for chemo or breast removing!!
A lot of women are struggling due to breast cancer. It's good to know that there are a lot of surgeons that offer breast surgery for cancer patients.