Sharon N Andy Sadler
Sharon N Andy Sadler

i have always said that if there was a chance of my having or getting breast cancer I would opt for a double mastectomy because they are part of me Im not part of them and I value my life more than two lumps of flesh.

Judy R. Blake
Judy R. Blake

I took the test after my breast cancer diagnosis 5 years ago, I found out to help my family as I am the last of nine children and to help me make the decision on what to do. I chose a double mastectomy after I found out I was positive and that the chances of cancer returning was too great with three little kids to take care of. I am glad I did this although I would rethink the reconstruction. Praying for all those in this situation.

Tais Helena
Tais Helena

I heard that a person will not be able to detect a cancer in that area (the tissues under and around the breasts) because with the real breast, there are signs that will trigger alert. To me, this sounds more like another way of surgeons to make money because if a person has cancer cells in their genetic makeup, more than others, there are other parts of the body that a person can get cancer if they are really prone to this. So, no, I would not have this done to me.

Tais Helena
Tais Helena
  • Tais Helena

There are other ways of helping to avoid cancer: regular check-ups, a positive and healthy mental state, healthy foods and exercise. But most of all, prayers because nothing is impossible for God and if God wills to grant more years to our lives, then He will if we pray for this, unless it is our time to go back to Him.

Andrea Orlette Smith
Andrea Orlette Smith

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 in my left breast I chose to have double mastectomy because it was a 50% chance it would come back in my right breast. I LOWERED my chance of reaccurance to 2% I also had the BCRA test done it came back negative! WAY TO GO ANGELINA WHATEVER IS BEST FOR YOU......

Jennefere Mortensen-Norton

I have several aunts and a paternal grandmother that was a 25 year survivor of breast cancer. It would mean a great deal to me to be able to find out my chances. Why wouldn't they make it readily available to the general public to be able if only to save just one.

Gaye Tannenbaum
Gaye Tannenbaum

I am not interested in this test but not for the reasons most people give. Because the genes are patented, the test runs about $3,000 without insurance. Nearly all insurance companies won't cover the test unless you have a documented family history of breast cancer.

I'm adopted. Luckily for me, I do know my maternal side and there is no history of breast cancer there. If I didn't know who either of my parents were, I would have no family medical history to give to an insurance company...

I am not interested in this test but not for the reasons most people give. Because the genes are patented, the test runs about $3,000 without insurance. Nearly all insurance companies won't cover the test unless you have a documented family history of breast cancer.

I'm adopted. Luckily for me, I do know my maternal side and there is no history of breast cancer there. If I didn't know who either of my parents were, I would have no family medical history to give to an insurance company for them to pay for the thousands of dollars worth of DNA tests that I would need as a substitute for the family medical history I'm not entitled to know.

Judy Turner
Judy Turner
  • Gaye Tannenbaum

I too am adopted have had a lumpectormy because of cancer but my cancer was age related

Pam Hiatt Kemp
Pam Hiatt Kemp

Actually my Mother who had breast cancer 2x had the test done afterwards so that my brothers and I could know if she was a carrier of the BRCA gene....I had a surgeon tell ME to take the test...BUT the oncologist said that MY MOTHER was the one who should have it done.....she was NOT a carrier of the gene, so I did not have the BRCA test done...IF I get breast cancer it is not because of a genetic link from Mom....I believe that hormones go awry as we age...she was 62 when she got BC.

Emily Nixon
Emily Nixon

i would take the test and be grateful that such a test existed, i would get the operation done as soon as i possibly could, i would not hesitate, the possibility that i would get this dreadful disease and the desperate measures of going through chemo and the pain and sorrow to my family would be too much to bear, i would say, BRING IT ON.

Cindi Saunders
Cindi Saunders

My mom died of breast cancer at 56. My dad at 80 just found out he has prostate cancer. His dad died of stomach cancer. I'm high risk and nervous.

Cindi Saunders
Cindi Saunders
  • Cindi Saunders

Does my bcbs pay?

Kay Walker
Kay Walker

i have already had the test done and i have the gene, i have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and i am having a full masectomy on monday 20th may with reconstruction at a later date, my two sisters also have the gene and one has ovarian cancer and the other breast cancer which has gone to her bones now, my daughter has the gene and has already had masectomy with reconsrtuction there are also other family members that have inherited the gene and are doing what they can to prevent this...

i have already had the test done and i have the gene, i have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and i am having a full masectomy on monday 20th may with reconstruction at a later date, my two sisters also have the gene and one has ovarian cancer and the other breast cancer which has gone to her bones now, my daughter has the gene and has already had masectomy with reconsrtuction there are also other family members that have inherited the gene and are doing what they can to prevent this awful disease happening to them so angelina is not the only woman to have this done, it annoys me that just because an actress, star etc has cancer or the gene it makes the news, there are women out there that dont always have the chance, im 48yrs old and was seeing about the preventive surgery, a week before seeing my surgeon i was diagnosed with breast cancer, my daughter is only 30 and already had the op to prevent this, i hope there are more women that do this to avoid anything happening

Kay Walker
Kay Walker
  • Kay Walker

luis, the test doe'snt cost anything hun, i wish you well x

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