Video Vignettes - Jennie Joe
Jennie Joe / Informed Consent

"I was very fortunate in many ways because I had a good friend of mine who just had gone through the same process in fact she was in chemotherapy at the time and who is a researcher and had made it her business when she found out she had breast cancer to read all the latest literature. And so she gave me information and when I started comparing what the research reports were saying about mastectomy versus lumpectomy.

I decided my chances were as good with lumpectomy as it is with mastectomy so I went for, I asked to have the lumpectomy.

So I made I think an informed decision."