Sonia Alese Masood
Sonia Alese Masood

Breast cancer by itself is not hereditary" you ARE more likely to get breast cancer if your mother or grandmother had it! yes, you can still get breast cancer even if it does not run in your family, but you are MORE LIKELY when it does!

Claudia Ramirez
Claudia Ramirez
  • Sonia Alese Masood

Thanks..

Patty Jones Selby
Patty Jones Selby

I was 19 when my mum passed from breast cancer. I would have the gene test if it was available

Jennifer Lujan
Jennifer Lujan
  • Patty Jones Selby

it is available !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

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!

http://www.naturalnews.com/040365_Angelina_Jolie_gene_patents_Supreme_Court_decision.html

Melissa Turner Evans
Melissa Turner Evans

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

Doreen Notte Muschio
Doreen Notte Muschio
  • Melissa Turner Evans

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!!!

Cindy Coley Crumpton
Cindy Coley Crumpton

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.

Lidia Martins
Lidia Martins

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. :(

Brenda Barber Bland
Brenda Barber Bland
  • Lidia Martins

I would take the test. My sister and I and two aunts had breast cancer.

Svetlana Mitic
Svetlana Mitic

I can't wait till scientists come up with a test to show if one is predisposed to dying.

Svetlana Mitic

Marian Farris
Marian Farris
  • Svetlana Mitic

Great point!

Larry N Michal Tidwell
Larry N Michal Tidwell

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.

Debbie Braskett-Belger
Debbie Braskett-Belger

My sister passed away with stage 4 breast cancer. My mother died at an early age of cancer. They believe it started in the breast and moved out. I should have the test.

Pat Brunson
Pat Brunson

The problem w/this is that the Assoc for Molecular Pathology owns brca-1 and brca-2. That means that NO ONE else can test you for the possibility of cancer & you can't even get a 2nd diagnosis. Since this test does give false positive results, you are at their mercy weather or not to believe the test & results. Personally, I don't trust anyone who has so much control over my body that I have to go to only them for the test & can't get a 2nd diagnosis. Healthcare today is NOT an exact science...

The problem w/this is that the Assoc for Molecular Pathology owns brca-1 and brca-2. That means that NO ONE else can test you for the possibility of cancer & you can't even get a 2nd diagnosis. Since this test does give false positive results, you are at their mercy weather or not to believe the test & results. Personally, I don't trust anyone who has so much control over my body that I have to go to only them for the test & can't get a 2nd diagnosis. Healthcare today is NOT an exact science but we at least have the ability for second or even third opinions. With this company, they have made sure they are the ONLY game in town. That does NOT raise my trust factor, in fact, it lessens it considerably. It's interesting that this poll is being done before the Supreme Court hears the case against the Association for Molecular Pathology. Talk about buying support. I'll stick with my Natural Healing & Alternative Therapies that I trust SO much more than the disease care we have in the US.

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