1. Breast removal for preventive purposes is not a guarantee or assurance that breast cancer will be prevented. In fact this option belongs to the age-old Halsted era when it was said by prominent surgeons that to prevent breast cancer, it would be best to simply remove the breasts of a female the moment she is born. "no breast - no breast cancer." The truth is that breast cancer can develop even without breasts because it is a hormonal disease that does not exempt flat-breasted women or lesbians.
2. In the Philippine setting, most if not all females value and treasure their breasts and in fact will not just agree to breast removals. Note that majority of women place their hands on their chest whenever they bend so as not to expose the cleavage of their breasts, wear shirts when swimming and do not wear clothes which easily expose their breasts. This cultural practice will withstand medical options for breast removals just for preventive purposes.
3. Regardless of hereditary risk factors or genetic dispositions to breast cancer, there are non-invasive options that are kinder that will not permanently damage a woman's self-esteem - avoiding and eliminating known environmental risk factors and causes of breast cancer!
4. Angelina Jollie does NOT represent the common woman NOR can she be made an example to follow. Personalities remain to be media materials and their individual choices or views can not and should not influence the general public as being even close to the truth. Her personal life does not even have to be discussed to see why she is very far from being like you, your daughter, your sister or your mother.