Having had Stage I Breast Cancer three years ago, I chose to do a double mastectomy. Later, I was confronted by a friend who was encountering the same diagnosis. Her lump, like mine, was in the early stages. Unlike, my situation, she was given the choice of having a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. After weighing out her options, she chose the latter treatment. She had no Breast Cancer history in her family and did the genetic BRAC test, which came back negative. I did not tell her until after her procedure that, given her circumstances, I was so glad she chose to do the lumpectomy. I would never recommend any of my friends to go through having a double mastectomy unless they were faced at a dead end wall like me (having a family history of BC). I know the choice is a personal one, but if you don’t have to go through it, why do it????