I had hodgkins diesease in 1983. My mother had breast cancer 2006 and my aunt passed away in 2002 from ovarian cancer. I have already looked into the testing but my insurance would not cover it and I cant afford it. Hope with recent developments it becomes a covered test and more affordable.
How much does it cost to be tested? Which insurance do you have ? My mother and aunt had stage 4 Breast Cancer....I want the test!
Blood test was $3000.00. I checked two years ago. I have oxford freedom. Good luck. Be well
I work for a large Oncology practice in Florida & know the importance of BRCA testing. Those who are at risk can not afford NOT to take advantage of this testing. I commend Angelina Jolie for taking a stand against breast cancer.
I am not a true candidate for the BRCA, but I believe that for the high risk population, all insurances should pick up the cost. Women need to be proactive with the healthcare wether they can afford it or not
My daughter developed breast cancer at 22 with no family history at all. I think Angelina is very brave and I dont think she thinks shes any better than anyone else. I think its fantastic that someone known to everyone comes out and tells their story and encourages women to take control of their own health. Lets face it we all know if your not famous then your obviously not known world wide like she is so good on her. She could have just had it done and not told anyone!!!!!
At least this way its out there!!!!!!!!
I had chemo, radiation and surgery. We have to do what we have to do for our lives.
Me too, I completely agree with you! Stay strong, positive and healthy!
What's your thoughts
My mother had breast cancer in her early 40's. My grandmother died in her late 30's. I applied for BRCA testing when I was 36, almost 4 years ago. I was refused the test!
That's a shame!
Encourage everyone to get tested..I did but didn't carry the gene,but still got breast cancer..it may not of been what I expected but it helped knowing for all the females in my family..2nd time and stage 4 but kicking it's ass everyday.
Way to go girl! Keep fighting the good fight!
I took the BRCA test! I did it for my daughter. Funny thing.. stupid thing... Medicare will only pay for the test if you ALREADY have cancer... so after you have it, who the heck cares about the gene??? Medicare is crazy!!! Also, no one tells you the test costs $3,500.00
They also pay for it, if there is a history in your family. My auntie had it, and since my father couldn't be tested, my sisters and I were/are all able to be tested. My youngest sister came back negative, but I came back positive. My other sister is still waiting to have the testing (because she lives in regional Australia and finds it harder to get to the testing).
My Grandmother,my Mother,my sister all had breast cancer...when Medicare wouldn't pay, my secondary insurance did which is wonderful! Bless Blue Shield!!
Very difficult choice because as usual it is about finances.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why anyone wouldn't is beyond me. After going through any type of cancer, if you can prevent it....why not.
Here here..well said patricia ♥