A breast cancer survivor shares her experiences with the BRCA gene.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Why Pursue BRCA Testing

Have a close relative who has battled breast or ovarian cancer? If so, you may want to check into being tested for the BRCA gene. It's a no-brainer. See August 1, 2008 posting.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I too carry the BRCA1 gene. When I met with the genetic counselor, she actually discouraged me from having the test right away, but I insisted. It came back positive (she was surprised!) I had a bilateral mastectomy when I was diagnosed with BC in December of 2006. I had my hysterectomy in Jauary 2007 and they found a small cancerous tumor in my falopian tube. I did have to undergo 6 chemos and have been doing great since then.
I have always felt that the statistics for genetic cancer is so skewed since so few get the test.
God's Blessings to you!
Jean R. - Green Bay, WI

Julie Auton said...

Thank you for sharing your story. You've confirmed what I believe: You have to be assertive/proactive about your health. Glad you did that and saved your life!

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