Smart thinking my mother had breast cancer , I want to be here for my kids
I would do it in a minute because of my family history. However, I was informed that if it came back positive, I would be uninsurable almost immediately.
Thanks to new health insurance laws, you cannot be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Most health insurances pay for this test.
Interesting. The last time I spoke with my doctor was two three years ago. He and I will have to sit down and discuss it again.
I had the test after my stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis at age 41 because my sister had ovarian cancer too. Our tests came back negative.
Also had a complete hysterectomy to reduce my risk further after chemo, radiation and tamoxifen followed by arimadex. (Still taking arimadex)
anything we can do to reduce having to die a slow agonizing death is well worth it. If you have had a loved one die from cancer, then you know what I am saying. If you haven't then I hope you and any of your loved ones are never touched by it. When a Dr. says "You have cancer." your whole life falls apart and it takes months to get it back, if ever.Take the tests, if you can. Not knowing, when you can, is just cheating yourself.
After already having 2 mammograms and I am only in my 30's and 2 aunties in my family I questioned myself all day after seeing angelina on the TV.
I have private health and will be checking if they cover this test :)
Just to let you know just a mammogram is no good you must have the ultra sound to. Because the mammogram doesn't always pick up all lumps in your breast.
I had that as well :)
Before taking the gene test please read!!!!!!
The company that is the ONLY one allowed to do the BRCA test is trying to patent the gene, OUR GENES so they can be the only ones to do testing and research.
These companies only want PROFITS!!!! Why patent the human genes???? So no one else can do reseach and find a cure. Treatments are more profitable then a cure!
Diagnosed with stage 2 aggressive so I took the test because of cancer history in my family.... Came back 87 percent I would have it again and ovarian cancer so I chose to have a double mastectomy and ovaries removed Lower the risk easier to do before than after because of the chemo and or radiation takes a lot out of you
I had breat cancer, caught it in time, did radiation...am 10 years free. i did the BRCA test because of my family history, It came back NEGATIVE. my mom had pancreatic, dad had brain tumor and brother had throat and liver all gone by the age of 60...SO TO SAY THE LEAST I DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO MAKE SURE I AM AROUND FOR MY FAMILY. I would have a mastectomy if it called for it and i did have a hysterectomy in 2005...my feelings are take what you have to to survive!!! May God Bless!!!
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 44, so for a year after, they tried to get me to be tested for the BRCA gene. I resisted because I was not emotionally ready. Then my brother's daughter was born. I thought about her possible future risk and finally agreed to have it done. It was negative. I was so relieved but realize it is not a guarantee that I won't get breast cancer still. I am now a three-year survivor with no signs of it returning. I take each day as it comes as a gift...
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 44, so for a year after, they tried to get me to be tested for the BRCA gene. I resisted because I was not emotionally ready. Then my brother's daughter was born. I thought about her possible future risk and finally agreed to have it done. It was negative. I was so relieved but realize it is not a guarantee that I won't get breast cancer still. I am now a three-year survivor with no signs of it returning. I take each day as it comes as a gift from God and do not worry about or fear the future. I think to take it or not take it is a choice each woman has to decide for herself based on her own beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses.
Of course I would take the BRCA test. Look around you there is at least one person you know in your life that has been affected by cancer. :(
I would take the test. My sister and I and two aunts had breast cancer.
I can't wait till scientists come up with a test to show if one is predisposed to dying.
Many of the women in my family have had cancer and I recently list two of my aunts to breast cancer specifically. I would like to know my risk of getting it so I can take preventative measures if it means saving my husband and family from preventable grief.