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I am BRCA1 positive. Underwent prophylactic surgeries. No family history.
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I am 47 years old and married 26 years to my #1 supporter! I have 2 daughters 19 & 23. I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor (Stage 3B ~ lumpectomy/chemo/radiation). I have no family history of cancer or BRCA1+ mutation. My mom and 2 siblings tested negative.
I found out I was BRCA1+ in 2008. I had a complete hysterectomy and bilateral mastectomies. I had immediate reconstruction with expanders followed by implants.
Knowing that the mutation could be passed on to my daughters. They have not been tested yet.
I would have had the testing before I had my initial surgery. I would have had bilateral mastectomies with immediate reconstruction instead of having the issues I have now.
I am so glad to have found friends that understand what BRCA is all about. I have been fortunate to attend two conferences where I learned so much.
I am working very hard to get a local support group started in my community. I am also very excited that the HBOC bill was passed!! Now more people can be informed and get tested.