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Mastectomy - over 50

Started by Elizabeth Stone in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Antonella Novello yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello, I'm new here, I have a strong family history of Breast and Ovarian cancer and I am BRCA1positive. I have recently had a BSO and have an appointment to discuss a mastectomy. I was wondering if there are any other older women 50+ who are…Continue

Nipple question

Started by Matilda in Preventative Surgery Jan 9. 0 Replies

Evening everyone. I would like to know how much feeling, if any, you have left in your nipples after nipple-sparing mastectomy? Idea of breasts feeling 'numb' puts me off surgery more than anything. I found out I have BRCA1 a year ago, and feel no…Continue

Tattoo Artist recommendations...

Started by Sam Carroll in I need advice, have a question, can you help? Jan 5. 0 Replies

Do you have any recommendations for mastectomy tattoo artists? I can find loads in the US but none in the UK!ThanksSamContinue

New here-hello!

Started by Kylie in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Kylie Jan 5. 2 Replies

Hi everyone!I thought I would introduce myself as I’m new here! I’m Kylie from Greater London and I’m 33 years old. I have the brca2 gene, I had the genetic testing in September 2016, due to the majority of my dads side having the brca2 gene. My…Continue

Genetic Testing and Life Insurance (UK)

Started by Caroline (Network Administrator) in Insurance. Last reply by Lesley Torun Jan 4. 5 Replies

I recently took out some life insurance and was quite concerned about the consequences of having had genetic testing for BRCA 2 on my application. I found a really fantastic insurance broker (yes they do exist) who did lots of research for me into…Continue

Tags: Life Insurance, Genetic Testing

Where are you??

Started by Caroline (Network Administrator) in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Josephine Torrington (Admin) Dec 31, 2017. 103 Replies

I have set up a couple of Zee Maps which will make it easier for us to see where everyone is located and arrange some local support groups.For UK residents - Go to …Continue

New here - Salvo Testa

Started by Salvo Testa in New here? Why not introduce yourself.. Dec 26, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm a new entry, Salvo Testa, 62 years old, from Milan-Italy. I'm BRCA1, healty, with a long and strong history of breast and ovarian cancers within my family, included my two sisters (both of them died, unfortunately, the first one…Continue

Advice please

Started by Dotty in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Katie Whitehead Dec 13, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi allI’ve not posted for a long time. I’ve been through genetics, and deemed high risk with no gene yetIdentified. Next stage is for a family member to be tested, but not sent letter to them due tofamily dynamics. I know I have to, but just a can…Continue

Keyhole hysterectomy & tamoxifen

Started by Lisa in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Lisa Nov 25, 2017. 4 Replies

HiI haven't posted in a while as my BSO that was scheduled last year had to be cancelled due to unexplained hives (long story but unrelated to being brca 2+). However, I just met with consultant to have the surgery in the next month or so and I…Continue

Hi everyone

Started by Ciara Sheridan in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Rachel Goodsell Nov 19, 2017. 5 Replies

New here... got diagnosed with BRCA 2 a week before my 37th birthday in June this year. Have more or less made up my mind that I will have both the preventative surgeries. I have three Q&A appointments with various consultants between now and…Continue

 
 
 
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