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Kristy, Covina, CA

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Age: 34

Just beginning the journey of research, as I was just diagnosed 3days ago with the BRCA 1 mutation.

I'm more than my risk… some fun facts about myself:

Favorite book / authors:
twilight saga, nicolas sparks books

Favorite TV / Movies:
Greys anatomy, vampire diaries

Favorite Quote:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, change the things that I can, and the knowledge to know the difference.

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My journey

We have a long family history of breast cancer in my family. On my fathers side, my great, great grandmother died in her late 30's of breast ca. Her daughter also passed in her 60's of breast ca. My aunt just recently passed last year and was diagnosed at 49. On my mothers side, my aunt currently has breast cancer and has been fighting it for several years. Also, my other aunt has had thyroid and uterine cancer. We also have colon ca in the family too.

I know there are many decisions for me to make in the near future. I have not yet discussed my options with my doctor. My appt is next week, but having this website helped me alot so far. I am leaning toward the surgical option, but would like to speak with more previvors on here to help with my decision.

The hardest part of my journey

Finding out the results and knowing that my sister, who was also just tested, may be positive also. Hopefully, she will be negative, but either way, we will support and be there for one another.

If I could do it over again

I would definately get tested again. I feel that knowing is better than waiting around to see if something happens. I would rather take action and prevent it rather than take the chance of getting cancer. I've seen relatives go through it and I'm more scared of getting cancer and dying, then having a surgery.

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