• Mutant genes CHEK2 and ATM

    Asked by theresarae on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Mutant genes CHEK2 and ATM

    I have had two bouts with breast cancer. Because of the mutant genes, I started with preventative testing. After the first Ct scan they found a tumor on my left kidney. It was malignant. The gene testing saved my life. Has anyone had experiences with gene testing ? Did you get one or more of the cancers the genes represent?

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    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I was tested for the BRCA mutations and found I don’t have either.

      I hope others here can give you better info.

      about 1 month ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I have not had any genetic testing. My insurance would not cover it. I am so glad that it has helped you.

      about 1 month ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      No one has ever even talked to me about gene testing? I intend to ask at my next appointment.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      I also had the testing but turned out to have no genetic indicators. Glad it was helpful for you. Things work out in ways we never imagine.

      about 1 month ago

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