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Genetic report

Started by Althea Armour in Cancer and the BRCA gene yesterday. 0 Replies

OK, I have got my genetics report and, as expected, I haven't got a clue what it means. It says: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation analysis : no causative mutation detected,BRCA1 dosage analysis : normal, BRCA2 dosage analysis : heterozygous for a deletion…Continue

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Feeling down...and then some

Started by KittyFitz in Company Corner..Confused? Sad? Angry? Excited? Happy?. Last reply by KittyFitz yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi allI'm feeling pretty bad right now. I've had my head in the sand about my BRCA 1 for a few months as I've had some other big family things to try and deal with. I decided that I needed to try and start to deal with this again (found out just…Continue

When and if to tell daughters about BRCA

Started by Iresine Woolf in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Iresine Woolf on Sunday. 2 Replies

I was discussing with my friend about my own situation of having 3 children all with the BRCA1 gene inherited from me. She had surgery earlier this year after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. She is now anxious that she may have the…Continue

heavy lifting

Started by gill baker in I need advice, have a question, can you help? on Saturday. 0 Replies

Dont no if anyone can help me, i have had a double mastectomy with reconstruction and implants and strattice. I work for the health service and do a lot of lifting, has anybody else had this surgery and continued doing a heavy physical job. Thanks…Continue

BRCA2 and options

Started by Pav Wima in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Katie Whitehead on Saturday. 1 Reply

Hi, I am 43 and tested positive for BRCA2 after my mom and sister were both diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My grandmother also had BC. I agreed to go with oophorectomy about 6 months ago, I was/am very scared from mastectomy. By removing estrogen the…Continue

Oopherectomy experiences please

Started by Ruth Gunton in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Ruth Gunton on Friday. 7 Replies

Hi all,I'm BRCA2 and due to have a preventative oopherectomy this summer. In comparison to my preventative mastectomies, it has happened fast and I'm not 100% mentally prepared especially about the side effects and HRT, so I thought I'd better ask…Continue

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The Slow Strip Tease

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My story

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