Recommendations for ATM info -both cancer and non-cancer issues
Hi Everyone - Made it ten years!
I had genetic testing and have an ATM variation. My mom was tested, she was negative, so we assume it came from my dad who passed from prostate, bladder and Acute Mylodica leukemia before he could be tested. Fun times.
Now, I am starting to get test results on my immune system - these blood tests have never been run before - and the results are low, shockingly low. On regular ATM boards for parents with kids with the two gene version, this is a common occurrence. My allergy doc who ran the tests is young and stunned. Have calls into the genetic oncologist - he is good with cancer - not so good with the other stuff. Genetics has been called too. My problem is that my doc system will not refer out of their group. And, they tend to be rather part focused - as in "I am the allergy person, I am the boob person, I do the cancer stuff". Getting them to tell me stuff about how this affects everything is not in their wheelhouse.
Does anyone know of a doctor or a center or website that has a holistic view of ATM mutations - the cancer and non-cancer stuff? All of it? Right now, my immune system is so low they are not sure if COVID or any vaccine or previous exposure has imprinted and given the rest of my medical history, I can believe it. Located in greater Chicago - willing and able to travel.