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Topic: BRCA1 positive with a breast lump

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: Oct 7, 2017 01:05AM - edited Oct 7, 2017 01:07AM by BRCA189

BRCA189 wrote:


My sister and I just tested BRCA1 positive two days ago and I just had a question. About a month and a half ago I found a breast lump at the bottom of my breast, I had it checked with an ultrasound and the radiologist labelled it as "probably benign" BIRADS 3 and said to me that we will do a follow up in 6 months. It scared me then but it scares me even more now considering I now know I am BRCA1 positive. Would you trust that this lump is benign or would you push for a biopsy? I just don't want to wait then it end up being cancer all along. That's my biggest fear. Thanks for any advice.

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Oct 7, 2017 07:33AM MelissaDallas wrote:

Normally I would say just do the follow up, butIf I found out I was BRCA1 positive I would request the biopsy instead of waiting the six months.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Oct 7, 2017 09:59PM exercise_guru wrote:

Well I didn't find a biopsy that inconvenient. I would go ahead and push for it. In my situation they biopsied a oval shape they were sure was a cyst so why not something they think is benign.

Age 42 05/15/2015 PALB2 mutation, DBL Breast Cancer Type 1A Grade 3 ER+PR+(right 1.3cm,.5cm) HERr+(left1.6 cm), 06/26/2015 BMX with TE 8/27/15 Chemotherapy TCH 12/30/2015 TAH/BSO/Reconstruction 1/29/16 Arimidex 3/1/16 Femara 5/6/16 Tamoxifen
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Oct 8, 2017 01:08AM BRCA189 wrote:

If my BRCA1 test would have came back negative then I was fine with waiting 6 months but with this BRCA1 positive I feel the same way, I can't just wait incase it is cancer and who knows what 6 months can do waiting, I don't want to take any chances at all. Thank you for your response


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