Lana Kwidzinski
Lana Kwidzinski

Think all women should be offered this test then thos with low likelyhood of getting it can go on with there lives and maybe only have a breast check 1/2 as often while thos with high probability can be kept a cliser eye on or take preoptive procedures if they wish !

Lana Kwidzinski
Lana Kwidzinski
  • Lana Kwidzinski

Btw im in the uk, just saw the casts below for usa! I think this would save nhs money in long run!

Caroline Kimberlin
Caroline Kimberlin

If it saves why not,I've lost a friend,at 45 all her family have or had breast cancer.wish she had chance to take test.too many women are getting this disease it needs its arse kicking.come on let's try to beat it xx

Donna Paterson
Donna Paterson
  • Caroline Kimberlin

Our bodies work like an engine put the wrong fuel in and what happens it stops working properly, we are all nutrient deficient , fibromyalgia is multi deficiency I know I cured myself after 3 yrs of pain,

Lisa Southerland O'Connor
Lisa Southerland O'Connor
  • Caroline Kimberlin

I know many "healthy" women who were diagnosed with BC and died. They exercised and ate healthy. I was at my healthiest when i was diagnosed.

Lana Rangi
Lana Rangi

Shud b fully funded if you hve a strong history of breast cancer! Im still tryn 2 gt free screening at 36 yrs old and i hve a long history of this evil disease!!!!!

Caroline Kimberlin
Caroline Kimberlin
  • Lana Rangi

Good luck keep trying!

Linda Taft
Linda Taft
  • Lana Rangi

KEEP TRYING SO THEY WILL HAVE FREE SCREENING FOR WOMEN CAN NOT AFORED THIS

Anne Selby
Anne Selby

My mother had breast cancer and died from it, so I have taken the test and I do have the gene, but there is no way in hell that I would put myself through the trauma of a mastectomy. I saw the trauma my Mom went through with hers and I know of at least two ladies, personally, who have actually got breast cancer after having the mastectomy, so lopping your breasts off is NOT a sure way of preventing the illness at all.

I believe that Jolie is very irresponsible coming out with her news like...

My mother had breast cancer and died from it, so I have taken the test and I do have the gene, but there is no way in hell that I would put myself through the trauma of a mastectomy. I saw the trauma my Mom went through with hers and I know of at least two ladies, personally, who have actually got breast cancer after having the mastectomy, so lopping your breasts off is NOT a sure way of preventing the illness at all.

I believe that Jolie is very irresponsible coming out with her news like that, not because I don't think that her intentions were good, I am sure they were, however we ALL know just how slavishly many women AND men follow the celebrity culture and many won't think this issue through, they won't inform themselves of the mental trauma never mind physical trauma of what is severe surgery. They are so busy being scared of the big Cancer and dying that they will just think 'well if she can have it, so can I' and that is NOT the way you should be entering into this.

Bridget Akers Gibson
Bridget Akers Gibson

Cancer is ruled, in part, by your genes. I have friends and family members that have had breast cancer...some who never smoked, drank, etc, etc, etc. Almost all the women in my family have a history of fibrocystic breast disease...in some cases, it has led to cancer. I think it is paramount that a woman realize if she is predisposed to the gene and have the courage to be proactive with the results that a test that shows what happens if it is allowed to progress.

Alicia Jerome
Alicia Jerome
  • Bridget Akers Gibson

Ditto

Shana Sikes
Shana Sikes

This runs in my family, I would do the same as Angelina. To many have died at a very young age, when this could have been prevented. Angelina did this for herself and to be there for her family. I applauded her for her bravery.

Vanessa Aulnette
Vanessa Aulnette
  • Shana Sikes

I find it as well very brave from her!! I am now 38 and I've had 2 breast cancers. I did the test and after my recurrence, the doctors at last proposed to remove one of my breast. I said: remove both please. They did it, and I had a reconstruction at the same time and I don't regret it one minute!! I feel so good now and proud of myself for having taken that decision. I only regret that knowing my family background (mother and grandmother with breast cancer), the doctors did not propose to...

I find it as well very brave from her!! I am now 38 and I've had 2 breast cancers. I did the test and after my recurrence, the doctors at last proposed to remove one of my breast. I said: remove both please. They did it, and I had a reconstruction at the same time and I don't regret it one minute!! I feel so good now and proud of myself for having taken that decision. I only regret that knowing my family background (mother and grandmother with breast cancer), the doctors did not propose to have it done the very first time. It was not something I wanted to think of at the time I suppose. Now it's done and that's the main thing!

Shana Sikes
Shana Sikes
  • Shana Sikes

I'm very glad that you made the right decision, and I believe the doctors should have listened to you with your family history. My mother had breast cancer and survived. My cousin was not so lucky, and passed away at a very young age. All of my aunts also had it as well. That is one thing that you and I can agree on that you have made the right choice. I have spoken to my husband and he agrees with me and supports me on the choice I make. Glad your ok and are able to live your life...

I'm very glad that you made the right decision, and I believe the doctors should have listened to you with your family history. My mother had breast cancer and survived. My cousin was not so lucky, and passed away at a very young age. All of my aunts also had it as well. That is one thing that you and I can agree on that you have made the right choice. I have spoken to my husband and he agrees with me and supports me on the choice I make. Glad your ok and are able to live your life without having to worry anymore. God bless you, you have been through a lot.

Mercedes Vargas
Mercedes Vargas

No question in my mind I would have both breast removed..if it would save my life..I admire her for her courage.

Lisa Higginbotham Carter

4 years ago i took the BRAC's test, but not because i was concerned about being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but because I had been told I had Breast Cancer. My grandmother had Breast Cancer and a Cousin as well, i became the third member of my extended family to be diagnosed. Once you have been diagnosed lots of decisions have to be made. Do you elect to have a masectomy or just a lumpectomy (my choice), do you follow your treatment of chemo and radiation with preventative drugs or not....

4 years ago i took the BRAC's test, but not because i was concerned about being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but because I had been told I had Breast Cancer. My grandmother had Breast Cancer and a Cousin as well, i became the third member of my extended family to be diagnosed. Once you have been diagnosed lots of decisions have to be made. Do you elect to have a masectomy or just a lumpectomy (my choice), do you follow your treatment of chemo and radiation with preventative drugs or not. i took the test to determine if i carried the gene which would only mean that my percentage of a reoccurance would go up. I also didn't like the idea of taking a preventative drug which also raises the percentage of developing uterian or ovarian cancer which also runs in the family. I was negative for the BRCA test. I elected to have a lumpectomy, required radiation only, and no preventative drugs. Still had the 5 years of constant monitoring and testing and so far all is well. It's important that one understands that what Angelina Jolie did will not prevent her from being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. it will only give her peace of mind by lowering her percentage of being diagnosed and it's a forever life changing decision. During my radiation treatment, I met a young girl who had elected to have a masectomy and was back again being treated for Breast Cancer again. i suggest if you are not currently diagnosed with Breast Cancer that you consult with you doctor about what you will do with the information you receive before you get the test. It's not always covered by insurance and it's expensive. My surgeon and oncologist are the best and they were very open an honest about the pro's and con's of a double masectomy. The hardest three words I've ever had to say were "I have cancer'....today i am able to say "I'm Cancer Free'.

Gayle Sookikian Kasabian

Both my mother and I had breast cancer. Insurance wouldn't pay for the test because we were over 50. I wish it wasn't so expensive.

Joyce Stapp Roberts
Joyce Stapp Roberts
  • Gayle Sookikian Kasabian

I rest my case! (see my post above)

Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones

My mother died when I was 29of breast cancer I was just told I have colon cancer lost a father with lung cancer I had the part of my colon with cancer removed but they said I needed chemo just cause your family had it you can get it somewhere else have check ups and role the dice

Rebecca McDaniel
Rebecca McDaniel
  • Barbara Jones

Prayers for you Barbara jones

Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones
  • Barbara Jones

Thank you I except all the prayers I can get I never give up

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