I am BRCA1+ and have had ovaries and tubes removed. My PBM is scheduled for 8/13.
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I am 41 and have been married to my wonderful husband for 14 years. We have one beautiful daughter. I have an identical twin sister who was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer just two months after our 40th birthday in Dec of 2011. I have a 44 year old sister who was just diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb of 2013. As of June 2013, both are undergoing chemo and are doing well.
The hardest part of my journey
So far the hardest part of my journey has been the decision to move forward with my PBM. For some reason it was an easy decision for me to have my tubes/ovaries removed. Luckily, the menopause symptoms have been mild too. But, removing my breasts just seems a lot more daunting. Thankfully this site is full of wonderful women who are going through the same thing or who have been through the same thing! It's like having your own personal support system.
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