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I'm 37 and single with no kids.
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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.
Emotions. No one to talk to personally (on the couch with a glass of wine) who understands.
I would not do anything differently.
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.