• emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    about 1 month ago
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    Genetic testing

    Procedure or Surgery

    Genetic testing showed I have the CHEK2 gene mutation

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • ima164
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    6 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After diagnosis, I had multiple biopsies (the remainder negative but still awful). Then had genetic testing showing CHEK2+ mutation....

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    • Maga
    • Experience with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
    9 months ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    I had routine blood work done for my kidney doctor. I was born with one kidney. He called the next day and said go to ER immediately...

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    • ginawill
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    BRCA2 mutation detected after genetic testing

    Oh No

    With what they considered as cancer at an early age and BRCA2 mutation I was told that it wasn't a matter of IF the cancer would ret...

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    • Tangojo
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    about 1 year ago
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    Whether to have a bilateral or unilateral mastectomy.

    Decision Point

    I let this decision rest on the genetic testing. Although I have two types of cancer in one breast I have no mutation so I went unil...

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    • purfekt10
    • Experience with Primary Peritoneal C...
    about 1 year ago
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    Genetic and Genomic Testing

    Other Care

    I had genetic testing because I had a significant family history of cancer. I also had genomic testing to determine which drugs woul...

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    • HDW
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Lost my only sibling, my beloved sister to breast cancer in 2014. Now I have it. Scary. Genetic testing came back all neg...

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    • Eulaine
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 1 year ago
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    To do chemo or not

    Decision Point

    Did genetic testing which showed no hereditary causes. Did 2 Genomic oncotype tests which determine recurrence risk. Turned up to be...

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    • MNCathy
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    over 1 year ago
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    Genetic testing

    Oh No

    I carry the gene Chek 2

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    • zumewing
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian...
    over 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Both treatments seem to have worked as there is no evidence of disease in my body or brain. In between all this,since genetic testin...

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    • Pjewell
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    about 2 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    Easy decision to make with grandmother, mother sister all having it and my having genetic testing

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    • tcpyk
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Decision to Have Genetic Testing

    Decision Point

    Decided to go ahead and have blood tested to see if my family had a higher risk of developing tumors.

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