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nancan
nancan Member Posts: 3
edited October 2022 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

Hi Everyone,

I am new here and trying to make a decision on prophylactic Mastectomy. I am 66 with a positive BRCA2 diagnosis. I had a total hysterectomy at age 34 and from what I have been reading having the hysterectomy may have reduced my chances of acquiring Breast Cancer. Making the decision to have a prophylactic surgery is mind blowing. My doctors (Breast Surgeon, and Gynecologist) both think it's the way to go. I am wondering if at my age is my risk lower? Advise? Opinions?


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  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,928
    edited October 2022
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    Hi nancan, and welcome to the breastcancer.org Community! We understand you're in the process of a difficult decision and want more information and hope we can provide you some guidance to help with that decision.

    As wrenn mentioned, this forum is a tad slow, but we are hoping that more members see your topic and are able to provide their personal insight with you. That being said, we do want to share a few links to topics you may find helpful and also interact on more active threads with our members. The links are below. The genetic testing thread may have information from other members that can be helpful to you and it is a pretty active thread.

    Making Surgery Decisions: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/91/topics...

    Genetic Testing: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/112/topic...

    We hope this helps you and please reach out to us if we can offer further guidance.

    The Mods

  • nancan
    nancan Member Posts: 3
    edited October 2022
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    Thank you Wrenn

  • nancan
    nancan Member Posts: 3
    edited October 2022
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    Thank you so much!