Few wouldn't balk at the idea of prophylactic surgery -- the removal a healthy organ or gland that shows no sign of cancer in order to prevent cancer from developing in that organ or gland.
In other words, prophylactic surgery involves cutting from the body a perfectly fine organ.
Or a ticking time bomb.
Or a perfectly fine organ.
And that is the dilemma facing a segment of the population who, due to family history, genetics or personal medical history, are saddled with a higher risk of...Full Story