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Shouldn't have googled .... Reassure me please!

Started by Karen cotton in Preventative Surgery 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Stupidly (especially as I'm on holiday) googled risks of oopharectomy which I'm due to have in Sept followed by HRT.Then I find that I have a 170% increased risk of early death! dementia, Parkinson's, you name it, sexual problems, depression ... Oh…Continue

Any experience with PBM at Charring Cross Hospital?

Started by Bec S in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Samantha on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hi all, I've decided to have my PBM (I'm BRCA 2) and was referred to Charring Cross. The consultant there suggested that I have strattice with implants (expandable) and she will do it 'envelope' style (meaning the scars will run downwards on the…Continue

2 days to go

Started by Sharon Lisa Judge in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Sharon Lisa Judge on Monday. 13 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

Breast & peritoneal cancer risk of taking HRT as a younger woman for a prolonged period

Started by Leonie Hudson in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Valerie Baillie on Sunday. 2 Replies

Hi there, I wonder whether anyone can help please? I am 35 with a BRCA1 mutation. I am going to have my ovaries & breasts removed as a preventative measure. The last thing I want to do is to go through all of that and then increase my risk of…Continue

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Started by Gemma McDowell in Cancer and the BRCA gene. Last reply by Ruth Gunton on Saturday. 1 Reply

Hello my name is Gemma I am BRAC1 positive have known for a few years. The women in our family have it tough i can tell you. anyhow im the first of the line to begin being proactive. When i was first put in touch with Caroline by a wonderful lady at…Continue

Bra question

Started by Karen cotton in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Charlotte Short Jul 25. 3 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

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