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    • debco148's Avatar
      debco148

      The concern with these tests is that has been long enough research to determine the percentages within a statistical significance factor? So SueRae is correct, I did not have this and got breast cancer. It is not in my family, but I've always had hormone issues ..goofed up periods, etc. I think there may be more correlation there but there is no research. So, I'd continue to be monitored, see a good breast surgeon and oncologist so that you have a relationship with them and try not to worry.

      over 4 years ago
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      Julie99

      I found my lump and although I didn't have a strong family history, I tested positive for BRCA-2. (made my decision easy from maybe a lumpectomy to a bilateral mastectomy). When I finish chemo and radiation for bc, I will start thinking about what I want to do for my increased risk of ovarian cancer.
      One site I found very helpful for genetic mutations is facingourrisk.org.

      over 4 years ago
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      LisaD@StF

      If possible meet with a breast surgeon and a genetic counselor so that they can further review your risk and your options for treatments that you can do now as possible prevention. They can also review changes you can make to your lifestyle for reducing your risk.

      over 4 years ago
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