High Risk Without Gene Mutations
Hi Everyone. New here and looking for some support. I have an incredibly strong history of breast cancer in my maternal line - Great grandmothers at least 3 generations back as well as some of their sisters, Grandmother died age 35, Great Aunt DX in her 60s, Mom in 60s, Aunt in 50s, and now my sister has been diagnosed age 33. My paternal grandmother died of BC in her 50s, and there are a few other cancers in my family, too. My mom, aunt and sister have the CHEK 2 mutation. My gene test came back clear. I've been on 6 month follow ups for BIRADS 3 cysts and calcifications but nothing scarier than that yet. However, I'm being told that since my family history is so strong, and since we do not know which of my other relatives were CHEK 2 +, that I am still high risk. I have extreme health anxiety and literally sobbed at my last mammogram (it was right after my sister was diagnosed). Is anyone else in a similar position? What measures did you ultimately take? I will be meeting with a high risk team in the New Year, will of course ultimately follow their recommendations but would love to go in armed with some knowledge or advice.