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Topic: Genetic counseling and tested today

Forum: Positive Genetic Test Results —

BRCA 1 & 2, ATM, BARD1, CDH1, CHEK2, MRE11A, NBN, p53, PALB2, PTEN, RAD50, RECQL, RINT1, and possibly MSH6 and PMS2 genes

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019 07:01PM

cwayman650 wrote:

I went in for my 1st appointment today for genetic consultation and testing today. I should get results back in 2-3 weeks. They strongly suspect that I will test positive for brca 2 since I have 2 cousins who tested positive. Plus, last year my dad was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. I really want the testing because I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. I was and am glad that I'm able to get tested, but now I'm super anxious, nervous and scared about it. I'm glad I went to a genetic specialist so that they can help me deal with whatever the results end up being.

With God at your side you are never alone. Dx 8/28/2014, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Surgery 9/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/18/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2017 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 19, 2019 07:33PM vlnrph wrote:

Are you having a panel run or just the BRCA? I feel that using the expertise of a genetic counselor is very important, as you said, to help cope with whatever might show up.

I hope that you were also given the suggestion to get all the life/disability/long term care insurance you need into place now, prior to getting results. Once your mutation status is known, those things could become more costly or simply unavailable...

IDC too! 🎻💊👪🐩 🇫🇮 🌹🦋 Rt MX+DIEP 4-2011; ALND 5-2011 d/t micromets; TC X 4; tamoxifen; lymphedema 9-2011; switch to letrozole 3-2014 for 1 yr; bone mets 8-2018: Zometa, rads to spine, Faslodex/Versenio Dx 3/7/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 20, 2019 05:55AM cwayman650 wrote:

I'm having the panel run. Thank-you for reminding me to get the life/disability/long term care insurance in place. They did tell me about that, but they told me so much it's hard to remember everything. The appointment was 2 hrs long. I have that type of insurance in place thru my work, but when we re-did our homeowners insurance this year, the agent brought up the life insurance. When I said we have it thru work he informed me that when I no longer work, (retire), that goes away. I never even thought of that. I will call Monday to make an appt. Thank-you again vlnph. I hope all is going well with you.

With God at your side you are never alone. Dx 8/28/2014, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Surgery 9/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/18/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2017 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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