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Wanted: Fellow coffee and cake addicts near London

Started by Emma Munro in Company Corner..Confused? Sad? Angry? Excited? Happy? 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello Lovely Ladies and GentsJust wondering if anyone would like to arrange meet up in the London area and have a Coffee and a Nattter with like breasted BRCA carriers?Im 26 and at the age of 23 I underwent a double preventative mastectomy and since…Continue

How to broach the subject with employers

Started by Louise Bayes in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Katie Whitehead on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi All,I'm new here. I'm 31 and from Leicester, last week I was passed a letter from my father advising me that he's recently undergone genetic screening and has been found to have the BRCA2 mutation. I'm not a good person at handling stress and…Continue

Oestrogen receptive breast cancer

Started by Althea Armour in Cancer and the BRCA gene. Last reply by Joy Blissett on Thursday. 3 Replies

OK, for some reason I have got into my head that BRCA2 breast cancers are always oestrogen positive (ER+). Am I right about this?Continue

Lack of blood to part of the breast post surgery.

Started by Nikki in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Natalie Pearce on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hello.. 4 weeks post surgery and only just been to see my consultant, so annoyed because, part of my right side has a black mark (lack of blood to the area) and if I was to knock it..I would expose my implant and they will need to take it out.Just…Continue

24 and Incontrol

Started by Shanie Fitzpatrick in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Karen Cotton (Admin) on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hi, I'm Shanie!Aspiring beauty goddess obsessed with fruity smells and pastel colours and anything that makes life a bit sparklier. A lover of handbags, anything that makes my hair resemble Kate Middleton's and a massive foodie!By day I work as an…Continue


Started by Charlotte Gilmour in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Tanya Palmer Jun 21. 6 Replies

Just wondering if anyone out there with private health Insurance found they were covered when it comes to preventative surgery ? Seems a grey area as they say you are not actualy ill and yet you will cos them a lot more money if you get ill and your…Continue

BRCA2 and HRT risk.

Started by Caroline in Plunged into Menopause. Last reply by SuzieCP Jun 16. 15 Replies

Hi, I had my ovaries removed last November. I am BRCA2. I am 42. I am getting conflicting info on HRT. I have never had BC and have not made up my mind on mastectomy yet. My mum died from ovarian cancer last Jan, no one in my family had BCancer. I…Continue

Brca2 mutation type

Started by Hilary morrison in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Caroline (Network Administrator) Jun 15. 2 Replies

Hi, just curious if anyone in the group shares the same BRCA 2 mutation as me ? Mines written as c.1813 delA on my results form . Would love to hear from anyone who does and where you are from !! The source of my BRCA 2 mutation is still a complete…Continue

BRCA Clinics?

Started by Vicki Jackson in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Elaine Whittaker Jun 15. 4 Replies

Does anyone on here go to a clinic specifically for BRCA? Is there such a thing? Continue

North Yorkshire meet ups

Started by Caroline shelton in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by lorraine Jun 11. 15 Replies

Hi ladies,Emma and I met up yesterday for a lovely chat after finding each other on here. I'm from York and Emma is from thirsk. We were wondering if there are any other Brca ladies based around Yorkshire who would like to meet up for a cuppa and a…Continue


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