BRCA Umbrella - The BRCA Gene and You

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scared and confused

Started by Cheryl Williamson in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Pauline T on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hi there, I am very new to all this gene stuff, our family has a strong history of ovarian cancer with my mother just recently being diagnosed we have just started with the genetic councilling and awaiting the results on whether there is a genetic…Continue

BRCA 2 and breastfeeding

Started by Lauren Jayawardena in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Catherine on Monday. 5 Replies

Hi,I am relatively new to the group. I found out I had the BRCA 2 mutation when I was 36 weeks pregnant and am currently breastfeeding my little one. I wondered whether anyone else had timing similar to this? I am going to have a double mastectomy…Continue

Hi All!

Started by Sian in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by mary on Monday. 1 Reply

Hi I'm new!Just thought I'd pop on and share my story. I haven't had cancer and have yet to have genetic testing so at the very start of the journey. Last month mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 50. We found out last week she needs…Continue

Bra question

Started by Karen cotton in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Lisa JC on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi everyoneI've been reading with interest the work that's going in with Debenhams. Being at the beginning of the mastectomy story, not even met my breast surgeon yet, I know little about the details of it all.I am horrified to find out that you…Continue

Anyone BRCA1 in 20's or 30's who has had a implant reconstruction and can offer advice?

Started by Mim in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Lisa JC on Monday. 5 Replies

Hi there, I am 31 and was diagnosed with BRCA1 in December last year, following my sisters BC diagnosis in September. I am booked in for a mastectomy and implant reconstruction on 19th August at The Royal Marsden in London. I just wondered if anyone…Continue

2 days to go

Started by Sharon Lisa Judge in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Polly O'Neil on Monday. 12 Replies

Hi AllMy double mx is on Monday and I'm now in panic mode!  It started on Sunday night and I'm having a long and emotional week....is this normal?SharonContinue

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