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In 2007 my father tested positive for BRAC2. He has not had any cancer, but many female relatives also positive have. This now includes me.
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I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer April of 2012.. Knowing my father was positive I agreed to be tested and am also positive. I have had a lumpectomy and am currently going through Chemo treatments. I am a mother to a beautiful 7 year old. I pray everyday this stops with me and she is negative.
I am struggling with having more surgeries. My lumpectomy was my first ever. I lead a very healthy lifestyle and quite frankly I like my parts where they belong. After reading many of the notes from others it is beginning to sink in that I might not have a less invasive option. It makes me sad.
Telling my daughter I have cancer and creating our new normal
Nothing. I have been diligent in self examinations and am proud that I found my cancer first. I am comfortable that I'll make the right decision for me.
A sense of community. That I am not alone.
My daughter is my inspiration for staying informed so that when it is her turn to be tested she'll have more options than I do if she is positive
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.