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Jun 11, 2017 07:14PM
Jun 11, 2017 07:15PM
I am 60 years old, and I recently tested positive for the CHEK2 mutation (last week I received this info.) I have the IVS2+1G>A gene mutation. I had a BMX in 2010 and had SO HOPED to be past worrying about any type of cancer. My oncologist just gave me permission to see her once/year. Oh, well. Such things happen.
Does anyone know how much the risk of ovarian cancer is increased with this mutation? I thought I read the possibility of low-grade ovarian cancer was increased, but not higher grades.
Also, from what I read, my risk of colon cancer has increased, but I believe colon cancer develops more slowly. I'm not terribly worried about that portion of it. My colonoscopy 7 years ago came back clean. I'll be scheduling another colonoscopy within the next few weeks.
Just as an FYI, my sister had breast cancer, and she had a lumpectomy several years ago. My brother had colon cancer roughly 20 years ago, and has been cancer-free since then.
I'm considering a prophylactic removal of my ovaries. From what I've read, ovarian cancer is sneaky and, being the worrier that I am, removing them might be the way to go.
Thanks for reading this--any advice is appreciated.
7/31/2010, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-