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The Oral Contraceptive

Started by Jenny Morrison in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Charlotte Short 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all,I'm 20 and found out I'm BRCA1 positive a few months ago. Going on the pill carries two huge benefits for me: it's the most effective contraceptive and it helps with my hormonal acne. What are your thoughts on the pill and its link to breast…Continue

Tags: cancer, breast, contraceptive, pill

New, brca2

Started by Justine Miniken in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Karen Cotton (Admin) 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello, im new to this site, so thought i would share my story. I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS in March. This was only found due to my GP sending me for a mammogram when I went to see her for some advice about a number of things I linked to my…Continue

Re posted from UK BRCA Support Group : BRCA2 & in search of advice as emabarking on preventative surgeries.

Started by Anne-Marie Maycock in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Iresine Woolf on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hi there,My name is Anne & I found out I carried the BRCA2 mutation along with my Mum in 2010. My Mum had her first bout of breast cancer in 2008 & we were referred by her oncologist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary to see a genetic…Continue

Newly diagnoses BRCA2..)

Started by Corinne L. George in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Sharon Lisa Judge Aug 25. 3 Replies

Hello... Thanks so much for adding me! I'm looking forward to learning a lot, and getting some support. I am brca2 positive, just like my mom. She's had breast cancer three times... And is a survivor! I'm meeting with drs next week and it is all…Continue

New to this

Started by Kelly dowdeswell in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Sharon Lisa Judge Aug 25. 4 Replies

Hi all I'm Kelly I'm 26 years old and hope you are all well :) I found this site through the BRCA sisterhood page on fb! My whole world crashed on the 31st of October 2012 when i got the results that I was BRCA1 & BRCA2 positive (high risk…Continue

Suddenly having a wobble ...

Started by Karen Cotton (Admin) in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Caroline (Admin) Aug 24. 3 Replies

All was going swimmingly, got my head around my ooph happening in 4 weeks ... And then this morning had a phone call booking me in for MRI in 2 weeks time. Suddenly I'm scared stupid again. I know why, I've been like this every year when I've had a…Continue

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My story by Iresine Woolf.

Posted by Iresine Woolf on August 25, 2014 at 20:42 0 Comments


Posted by pauline philip on August 25, 2014 at 7:47 1 Comment

Hi all...

Posted by Kelly dowdeswell on August 22, 2014 at 19:40 1 Comment

Done it!

Posted by Gemma McDowell on August 22, 2014 at 7:11 1 Comment


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