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    should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    in what cases should they remove them ?

    at risk of developing cancer

    or just in case ?

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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    Not quite sure where you're going with this, but yes - kidney transplant.

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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    I need more details on what you are actually asking.....
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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in what cases should they remove them ?

    at risk of developing cancer

    or just in case ?
    Tonsils are removed all the time "just in case." So are female reproductive parts. I can't think of any more discretionary organ removals, but there probably are some. If it makes medical sense, of course. Remove it. Some women have their breasts removed prophylactically. If it floats their boat? It's their body.
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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    I usually remove a healthy organ when I'm done.

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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    There are some families where breast cancer is almost guaranteed. I'd do it if were a female in one of them (and replace them with a set of Double D's and spend the rest of my life massaging them)

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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not quite sure where you're going with this, but yes - kidney transplant.
    l was about to post an article about it
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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    If the risks of leaving the organ in outweigh the risks of removing it, then remove it. If not, then not.

    @ Gipper: How can you be so sure that the organ into which the other organ is inserted is finished?
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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    @ Gipper: How can you be so sure that the organ into which the other organ is inserted is finished?
    Usually a rupture of a fluid sac, followed by an overwhelming urge to go make a sandwich.

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    Re: should doctors remove healthy organs ?

    Breasts aren't organs technically.

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