Jennifer C., San Diego, California
I'm 37 and single with no kids.
I'm more than my risk… some fun facts about myself:
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Found out about BRCA1+ status more than 2 years ago. I tested because my Mom, Grandmother and Aunt had breast cancer. Aunt died from ovarian cancer. Pancreatic cancer also runs in my family. I have not had cancer. Had OOPH/ hysterectomy and prophylactic mastectomy with silicone implants put in place immediately following mastectomy utilizing alloderm.
The hardest part of my journey
Emotions. No one to talk to personally (on the couch with a glass of wine) who understands.
If I could do it over again
I would not do anything differently.
My participation with FORCE
This was the only source I found that provided the information I needed and showed that others were going through the same thing that I was/am.
I believe that I made the right decision for me, but I understand why people would choose not to get tested and undergo prophylactic measures.
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