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Diagnosed as BRCA1+ in May, Salpingo Oopherectomy scheduled for December.
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I lost my mother to ovarian cancer when she was only 47. My doctors kept pushing me to do genetic testing. I scheduled and cancelled twice, until I finally went through with it i May. I was shocked by this result! I don't know why, but it never occurred to me that I might have the mutation. After taking a few months to absorb the information, I have scheduled a Salpingo Oopherectomy in December. I'm scared, both of surgipause, and the possibility that I could still end up with cancer, but I feel like it is the right choice. I want to be here for my daughter, who is only 5. I will not let her grow up without me!
The hardest part is having people say, "Well, you were going to have menopause soon anyway, right?" Of course I was, in a few years, maybe. But to have it forced on you, overnight, under this terrible threat of cancer, is not how I really wanted to experience it.