Jo Apaapa
Jo Apaapa

my mother died from breast cancer 27 years ago aged 43,i was on a drug trail to help prevent it,i was on it for 3 years,i wouldve still been on it but i lost my 16yo son march last year and he died in waikato hospital and that is where my trial was based so i stopped it....im 51,i want my 3 remaining kids checked for the gene as it skipped a generation with mum,i want both my boobies cut off,just imagine being flatchested never have to worry about a bra....good on angelina

Patricia Odell-White
Patricia Odell-White

Yes,because I lost my Mom when I was 17 yr.and she was only 51 she died of ovarian ca-. And my younger sister passed away from breast cancer at the age of 46.My older Sister has ovarian cancer and is still with me.So I would really like to have it done Thank you!

Alicia Jerome
Alicia Jerome
  • Patricia Odell-White

Bless you & yes it should be done. I so worry about my granddaughters. They have watched their Mommy go thru H.... & back...it is not an easy experience for anyone...parents, children.....i

Jim Whelan
Jim Whelan

BTW it would be great if I could honestly say I have some input in this, just sayin'. I think the better half of me is asceard to find out what might lie in her genetic path.

Karen Richardson
Karen Richardson

We all need to know oif we have this gene.

Lori Tucker
Lori Tucker

There is a maternal risk for breast cancer but I don't want to know if I have the gene..what would I do with the info?Would I have trouble getting health insurance?Would I then have to inform my daughter of the risk?I do self exams and have yearly mammograms and that is enough for me.

Kenya Flores-Rios
Kenya Flores-Rios

She has courage, strong I Admired her for that.

Nikki Nida Wilson
Nikki Nida Wilson

I am a breast cancer survivor. Had I known through a test that I was at risk for Brest cancer I would have opted to have them removed. Instead I didn't know until it was to late and I battled for 2 years. I watched it effect the ones I loved and destroy my body both physically and mentally. Being told you have a 30% chance if surviving is extremely hard to hear. But by the wonderful hands and grace of God I am still here.
So please ladies do your self exams, get your mammograms and do the BRCA testing. It can save your life!!

Johenna Marie
Johenna Marie

I watched my mother fight breast cancer thank God she is a survival ... I would definetly get this done cause I know I have the risk of having it too!

Gretchen Jones
Gretchen Jones

I came thru breast cancer last year. But I have 4 individuals I personally know that took that test and all said they were negative for the gene. They all went thru breast cancer anyway. So I don't believe the test is very accurate. If I chose to do the test and had my daughters take the test, I don't know that I would recommend for them to do anything except do their annual checks and start early. I wouldn't recommend them to do a double mastectomy like I had to unless they tested positive for cancer. It was a painful process.

Lynette Joeris
Lynette Joeris
  • Gretchen Jones

I did too! Has the test ans just found out I have invasive lobular carcinoma and has double mastextomy

Catherine Charrier
Catherine Charrier

If its covered by my Health Insurance I will absolutely go for the test but if not I will not go. Too expensive

Tina Baumann Meyer
Tina Baumann Meyer
  • Catherine Charrier

Way too expensive. I think it's ridiculous that insurance companies don't look at the cost of the test compared to the cost of treatment!

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