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Manchester meet up Sunday 16 August hope to see you there!

Started by Karen Cotton (Admin) in Admin. Last reply by Karen Cotton (Admin) on Friday. 5 Replies

Our next meet up at the Marriott Manchester airport is on Sunday 16th August at 2 pm, we meet at the Starbucks there. There's 3 hours free parking, and it's a lovely chance to meet others, share stories, ask advice, make friends, laugh and above all…Continue

Wanted: Fellow coffee and cake addicts near London

Started by Emma Munro in Company Corner..Confused? Sad? Angry? Excited? Happy?. Last reply by Albertina Burn on Friday. 5 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

Post surgery pain management

Started by Kirsten Grenside in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Kirsten Grenside on Thursday. 6 Replies

Need advice. My name is Kirsten and I have the BRCA 2 gene. 3 weeks ago I had a double mastectomy &reconstructive surgery (implants). Although Dr said it went well, the next day there was a problem with the blood flow around both breasts. Dr…Continue


Started by Annie-Lou in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Katie Whitehead on Thursday. 7 Replies

Hi.I'm 41 with 3 children aged 12,8 and 5 and found out yesterday I had inherited a BRACA1 mutation. I'm devastated but it was always highly likely as most of the women on my mothers side have had breast or ovarian cancer.I think I'm going to go for…Continue

Packing for op

Started by Amanda Stewart in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Katie Whitehead on Thursday. 5 Replies

hey ladies I am looking for a bit of advice. My double mastectomy with expander reconstruction takes place in two weeks 6th August. I am trying to get as prepared as possible. I was wondering if there is anything any of you could recommend packing…Continue

West of Ireland meet up ????

Started by Jennifer r in Preventative Surgery Jul 26. 0 Replies

Anyone know of any groups or coffee meet ups ??

Double mastectomy with DIEP flap recon in 2 weeks

Started by Rachel in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Rachel Jul 22. 6 Replies

Hello,I'm new to this forum.  I'm BRCA 2+ and am having a double mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction in two weeks.  I've had cancer 10 years ago but it was not related to the BRCA gene.The thought of the surgery and recovery is filling me with…Continue

Surgery scheduled, double mastectomy

Started by Angela in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Natalie Pearce Jul 20. 1 Reply

So, my surgery is booked for 10th November. What would you say you did in preparation for your surgery and did you hire child care?

Cuppa, cake and chat North yorkshire

Started by Caroline shelton in Preventative Surgery Jul 17. 0 Replies

Hi ladies, meeting at the corner cupboard cafe on the a19 near thirsk Saturday 25th July.Please come if you can make it would be lovely to meet some more Brca ladies.Thinking 10am to meet up, but can be made later if you can't make it for this…Continue

Are BRCA mutants more likely to develop cancer before they are 50 than later on?

Started by anne martin in Cancer and the BRCA gene. Last reply by anne martin Jul 14. 4 Replies

This might seem like a silly question, but does your BRCA breast cancer risk decrease with age? ie, is it less likely to develop at, say, age 65 than at 35? If you reach 65 cancer free, does that mean you are less at risk of BC than when you were…Continue


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