Monday, April 13, 2009

BRCA testing results

Good News

Today I received the results of the hereditary breast cancer testing for BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations to be negative. I am happy with the results, but I am not sure if anyone else in my family has been tested. I was quite surprised to be negative with two of my four sisters being diagnosed with the same aggressive breast cancer that I was diagnosed with. This puts my mind at ease for my daughter and her future prospects for getting breast cancer could be significantly reduced, but I would impress upon her to do self breast exams and should get early mammograms.

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