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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: Nov 13, 2020 01:13AM

Crojas1221 wrote:

hi all,

I was diagnosed with BRCA 2 in 2001 after my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in my 20s at the time and was taken aback by doctor recommendations of hysterectomy and mastectomy. I went on to marry and have two children before finally deciding in 2017 to start the prophylactic procedures. The hysterectomy was first in 2017, followed by double nipple-sparing prophy mastectomies, followed by reconstruction in 2019-2020. My final surgery was in January of this year.

For anyone who is considering preventative surgeries or who has any questions about my journey at all, I’m happy to share.

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Nov 13, 2020 06:13AM Moderators wrote:

Crojas, welcome to Breastcancer.org! Thank you so much for introducing your self and sharing your story and support here with our members. We're sure it can be of help for many, many members considering preventive surgery. We hope that you will benefit from the support and information shared here in this wonderful Community too.

Please keep us all posted as to how things go for you. We look forward to seeing you around the boards!

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