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hello everyone

Started by Lisa France (Glasgow Co-ord) in Admin on Saturday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone I just want to say that I have been very quiet for a while as have had lots happening at home and sometimes a break is good. I know that I can pick up any time and always feel the BRCA love and support. For all the newbies welcome to…Continue

Male Breast Cancer survivors needed for study

Started by Vicki Wolf in Cancer and the BRCA gene Jul 18. 0 Replies

What is the study about?The current study I am working on will create a link between health psychology andcyberpsychology (study of online behaviour) in order to provide information and support aswell as reducing stigma associated with male breast…Continue

New and BRCA 1 positive

Started by Louise in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Louise Jul 10. 4 Replies

I got my results back recently and they confirmed that I was brca1 positive. I thought that I was going to be ok with that result and that I had prepared myself but I really hadn't. Since getting my result I feel like my life has completely changed.…Continue

Help with choosing hospital referral

Started by Caroline shelton in Preventative Surgery Jul 4. 0 Replies

Hi,I've been for my first appointment today at york hospital to discuss a Pbm.I'm hoping to have the Diep so as York don't offer this operation the consultant is going to refer me to Leeds or hull.Does anyone have any experience of having diep at…Continue

Prophylactic mastectomy help

Started by Donna Sims-Orman in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Karen Cotton (Admin) Jul 3. 3 Replies

Hello,I have known since 2003 that I am BRCA1 positive and had hysterectomy & oophorectomy in 2009, at the time I chose not to undergo a double mastectomy but at the age of 40 I am seeing a consultant tomorrow to discuss my options. I have…Continue

Just a quick introduction

Started by Chelsea Easton in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Albertina Burn Jun 29. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,Just a quick introduction. I'm Chelsea, I live in the northeast of England. I'm soon to turn 25 on the 12th of July. I inherited the BRCA 1 gene from my mam who sadly lost her mother and older sister to both breast and ovarian cancer at…Continue

So happy to be here with you all

Started by Shelly in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Shelly Jun 29. 8 Replies

Hello (new) friends! I just joined this forum last week but feel a sense of relief already that there are so many amazing women sharing their stories and helping each other with support and advice.  I have the BRCA1 gene alteration, which I…Continue

Pain clinic... Help!!

Started by Laura Friend in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Laura Friend Jun 22. 2 Replies

I've just had my appointment with my consultant today six weeks post op (second op for investigation with an infection found so my implant was exchanged) he still seems unsure what is going on as my symptoms are still the same as before and I feel…Continue

Hi, I'm new...

Started by Heather Saunders in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Sarah Kemble Jun 20. 7 Replies

Hi, I'm new to all this, so not sure what I'm doing, please bear with me...I found out I have the BRCA1 gene on 1st April this year, a day before the 1st anniversary of my mum's death from ovarian cancer. I thought the letter was my mum telling me…Continue

Anyone have a baby after surgery ?

Started by Jennifer r in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Jennifer r Jun 19. 4 Replies

Hello looking to have a chat with someone that has had a baby after having a double mastectomy

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