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Expanders or Strattice

Started by Sharon Lisa Judge in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Amalia Pica 4 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Hi All,  I'm BRCA2, I had a hysterectomy in October and am now waiting for a surgery date for a double mastectomy.  I have already met my surgeon and we have narrowed reconstruction options to implants after expanders or implants using strattice.…Continue

Hidden Post-Surgery lingerie……..

Started by Caroline (Admin) in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Beth Konikoff 2 hours ago. 15 Replies

I went to my local Marks and Spencer (UK department store) yesterday and was wondering around the lingerie section.  I had been there the other day looking for post surgery bras and after nearly 10 minutes searching I found them…..hidden away by the…Continue

BRCA2 and starting a family

Started by Emma Munro in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Katie Whitehead 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi ladies and gents,Hope your all happy and well.Just looking for some advise. Getting tot the stage where I'm ready to start a family but am scared of passing this gene on. Have any of you ladies in the uk gone through the ivf treatment where they…Continue

new here, have surgery date and feeling nervous

Started by Amalia Pica in New here? Why not introduce yourself.. 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello!! my name is Amalia and I have known I am BRCA 2 for a year now.I am generally a positive person and I am positive about this too, but sometimes I find it hard and wonder what is wrong with me!I am from argentina and live in the UK but have…Continue

hello im new

Started by karen lesley perfitt in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Sophie Giles yesterday. 1 Reply

  dont really know where to start,im 57 been struggling with this since 2011,when diagnosed with brca1,m but theyy sister has been a member for a while she introduced me to the site,cheryl ann finn.we have got a lot of cases of brca1 in the family…Continue

Is HRT beneficial 14 years after menopause started?

Started by Clare Tressler in I need advice, have a question, can you help? yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All.  I had my menopause 14 years ago after chemotherapy for breast cancer.  Since then I've had a double mastectomy and oophorectomy after finding out I am BRCA2.  I can now consider HRT but my question is will it help or be  of any great…Continue


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