Should you chop it to stop it?

2006: “Good morning, ma’am 디스크 펌프 다운로드. I’m sorry – we have to operate. We’ve tried every other form of treatment, but they’ve failed. There are some risks to doing surgery, but we have put every safety measure in place. We don’t expect any complications.”

2015: “Good morning, ma’am. I’m happy to say that we’re ready to operate. We won’t try anything else – let’s just remove that organ before it gives you any problems. How does Thursday afternoon sound?”

Surgery used to be very risky; you could have an infection, excessive bleeding, and a list of other complications. For most diseases – back in the day – we try every form of treatment before we risk doing surgery.

But the scales have tipped. Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy 2 years ago announced a new season in medicine: before something gives you problems, cut it out. This week, she removed her ovaries for the same reason: to prevent cancer.

Here’s what Dr Albert had to say: ‘When I studied medicine, this was unheard of! Anyone would ask: “Why would you cut out something that is perfectly healthy?”, but today, we think the opposite way. Now we ask: “Is there a risk for cancer?” If the risk for cancer is higher than the risk for surgery, we cut. We take out the organ. Boom. Problem solved before it even happens.’

Is anything in life this simple?

Is this the best approach? It sounds simple enough: if it’s gone, it can’t give you any problems. As long as you don’t have any complications from the operation, you should be fine, right?

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The problem is, it seems suspiciously simple

Not so long ago, we discovered a way to grow massive amounts of fruit and vegetables, without diseases. How? Genetic manipulation and chemicals. Simple. Today, genetically manipulated foods are one of the main suspects for giving us all kinds of cancer.

Today, we’ve discovered that we can get rid of cancer by removing the organ, or replacing it with something synthetic (eg. Silicone breasts). How? Surgery. Simple, right?

But where will this leave us tomorrow? Post your comments on our Facebook page, we’d love to hear your thoughts!