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I've been married 22 years and have two kids.
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Found out about BRCA2+ status less than 6 months ago. Tested because my mother had ovarian cancer and I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 40. Had a prophylactic mastectomy with expanders, implants, and nipple reconstruction.
Making the decision to have the surgery.
I would have tested sooner.
Reading the boards has helped me in my decision-making process. It also has helped me feel that I am not alone and that there are women out there who are willing to support me and walk me through the process.
I am an 8 year survivor of ovarian cancer. I was not willing to wait to see when and at what stage breast cancer was going to appear.