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Dawn Henrichs
Dawn Henrichs

I was supposed to get this test done but no one called me to set up the appointment. I have a family history of breast cancer... so it would be nice to know.

Jan Lamothe
Jan Lamothe

what does the test actually consist of?

Lisa Schuck
Lisa Schuck

I would take the test if I could. However I am not rich so I will just have to wait and see if I get it and it won't matter anyway, some of us cannot afford health insurance so even if some women get it, like me, there is nothing we could do about it, so why worry!

Jacki Robbins
Jacki Robbins

My mother died of breast cancer in '77, I was 15. She went through multiple surgeries - each time they got it. I got my first baseline mammogram at 18. My niece (my sister's youngest) got it at age 30 and I was next at 46. Our geneticist told us that we were not BRCA1 or 2, but that we definitely genetically connected by a gene that has not been assayed. Do I believe in preventive care? Hell yes! If it had not been for my regular mammograms, the subtle changes in my breast tissue...

My mother died of breast cancer in '77, I was 15. She went through multiple surgeries - each time they got it. I got my first baseline mammogram at 18. My niece (my sister's youngest) got it at age 30 and I was next at 46. Our geneticist told us that we were not BRCA1 or 2, but that we definitely genetically connected by a gene that has not been assayed. Do I believe in preventive care? Hell yes! If it had not been for my regular mammograms, the subtle changes in my breast tissue might have been missed. When the doctor looked back over multiple years and films, she could see exactly what were dealing with. My niece is now 10 years out and I'm 5 - Angelina did the right thing. They're just breasts and nothing more.

Amy Herber Hunt
Amy Herber Hunt

Breast cancer runs in both sides of my family and at a younger age. When I found a lump 9yrs ago at the age of 27 I signed the papers to have a double mastectomy right then and there if it was believed to be cancer. We have come so far in ways to allow a women to look an feel like a women than when my grandmother and aunt were diagnosed.

Sandra Wolfe Lavelle
Sandra Wolfe Lavelle

I guess I'm too vain. I wouldn't want to cut off my girls. I'd try to be as diligent as possible to get an early detection.

Rosa 'Noodle' McDool
Rosa 'Noodle' McDool

How can people say cancer is because of a persons lifestyle and diet?! The biggest load of bollox I've ever heard!!! Cancer has no target, it hits whoever no matter how they live! People need to stop being so narrow minded.

Barbara A Tyo
Barbara A Tyo

The more information we have about our bodies the better we can deal with the possibilities.

Stephanie Anne Karm-Zendejas

I think this test sounds wonderful, and would take it right now if I could! Breast cancer is on both sides of my family, and is very scary.....worrying if, "Is it going to be me next?"

Sara Addicoat
Sara Addicoat

I had the test after discovering that the BRCA 1 gene was in my family. After testing positive last year, I now have to decide what preventative measures I want to take.

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