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
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!
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
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.
We all need to know oif we have this gene.
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.
She has courage, strong I Admired her for that.
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!!
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!
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.
I did too! Has the test ans just found out I have invasive lobular carcinoma and has double mastextomy
If its covered by my Health Insurance I will absolutely go for the test but if not I will not go. Too expensive
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!