nothing to discuss I have no insurance and no money and where I am there is no clinic that provides it.
Who the fuck cares what Angelina Jolie does with her breasts. Can this be any more offensive to people who do not have the funds for taking the test and having surgery.
My doctor wanted me to take the test because I had breast cancer and the tumor I had was the type of tumors that can be gene link but medicare would not pay for it and it costs $3, 000 I was in a study that actually tested me but they can't give you the results as your just a number and they don't know who's results are
Yes, I will do it to find out if i am a risk factor. I known perfectly well that ovarian cancer runs in my family and more if my insurance will paid for it better. I feel is necessary to live knowing the fact and be able to see my grandchildren grow up if i catch the cancer way before it spread.
My oncologist will not give me the test. He said, "What would you do with the information?" How can I convince him to give me the test? I am a four year, Stage 2B, Invasive Lobular breast cancer survivor.
My sister took the test and it was negative for the hereditary gene. However, since myself, my sister and several aunts had breast cancer, the physician told her that that doesn't mean that there isn't another factor that is still unknown for a propensity to get breast cancer.
While science has come a long way in curing breast cancer and being diagnosed is no longer a sure death sentence, there is still so much more to be discovered.
Too bad this wasnt more discussed years ago...if i had any idea i would have had the test before being diagnosed and having to have my mastectomy
If an immediate member of your family has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you should check with your insurance company to find out if they cover a BRCA screening for you. Mine did...at 100%.
with my mum being diagnosed twice in ten years i would definitely take the test and take any precautions accordingly. BUT having being referred by my gp for tests, the specialists didn't take my concerns seriously and wouldnt test me for the gene. I can't afford to pay privately so do I wait for a time bomb to potentially go off? I find it so hard to move on knowing or not knowing......
I am a 12 year breast cancer survivor, and had a mastectomy, a prophylactic mastectomy and 9 months of chemo. When you're faced with cancer, you do what ever is available to you to decrease the likelihood of a re-occurrence. In my opinion, Angelina Jolie did the right thing......I applaud her decision.