Perhaps I shouldn't post this highly controversial story? I certainly wouldn't want to plant this idea in people's heads. But the more I think about it, the more I realise that the cat is out of the bag and not posting ends up as a form of censorship.
My own thoughts about the story are still confused. Intrigued that they seem to claim a genomic mapping referring to the RIGHT lobe only. Wish the scientific side of the article were as important as the costs and where you can have it done. (Definitely a case of cui bono - who benefits? - looks like an advertorial to me.)
Obviously comments are likely to vary - but please be careful of what you say and how you say it. Don't want this to end up as anything other than a polite discussion.
Mumbai girl does an Angelina Jolie, removes thyroid
Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 5:05am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
What Pooja Jhaveri (23) did might well be the future. When a genomic mapping of the banking professional's body showed that the right lobe of her thyroid could develop goitre or abnormal swelling in future, she went for a pre-emptive, partial removal of her thyroid.
Jhaveri says she was inspired by the story of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who removed her breasts after genomic mapping showed that the celebrity was 87% risk-prone to breast cancer.
"The gene tests ascertained that the right lobe of my thyroid could develop goitre or abnormal swelling in future. As partial removal of thyroid is a zero-risk choice, I chose to pro-actively opt for it," she told dna.
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