As a 52 yo woman with ductal and lobular atypia, schedule for DMX next week, I have to draw upon my background as a Financial analyst, and behavioural analysis , to make sense of that disconnect. It’s all about the risk analysis. And human tendency.
Study after study shows we humans are LOSS averse. Not risk averse. In fact we will take on additional risk in order to not ‘lose’. (Eg – someone at Vegas, already ‘down’, will DOUBLE DOWN (thereby taking on MORE risk ) in the HOPES of not ending up LOSING. )
We woman do NOT want to lose our lives. So we’ll take in the risks of surgeries to avoid that loss. The Drs? It’s not THEIR life they are pondering the potential loss of, so they completely objectively simply look at numbers and statistics.