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Topic: BRCA2+ Now Mom has HER2+ BC

Forum: Genetic Testing —

ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53, and mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM)

Posted on: Aug 29, 2017 10:57AM

Staceya wrote:

Hi, 6 months ago I tested + for BRCA2, FANCC, ATM mutations and a couple nonvariets. After long discussions with my husband I opted for prophylactic masectomey and hysterectomy. My surgeon wants to do a nipple sparring so plastics gave me a mastopexy prior to the masectomey. The day before I went in for my lift, my momma called me from TN and said she tested positive for Advanced BC. IDC IN SITU in one breast that had moved to her noyds. HER2+ in her right. These things are growing rapidly, 2cm in 8 days. WHAT?!?! NO!!! YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO GET TESTED MONTHS AGO FOR THE GENE!!! So now I'm sitting in FL waiting to heal up enough to get the "big" surgery done and my mom starts chemo Thursday. She was suppose to be here with me when they cut me up. I can't be by her side when she pumps this poison into her body. I was suppose to protect them from this. Now her and my little sisters are up there cutting her long beautiful hair so it will be less tramatizing when she has to shave it. I feel like I invited this monster into our lives but instead of me getting punish my mom is. I'm so angry at her, at me, at everyone. Please tell me ill get my control back. I'm just BRCA2+ I should be thankful.

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