Jun 21, 2020 01:28PM Mavericksmom wrote:
I was tested for the BRAC genes in 2004. Results were negative. I had the Full Gene Rearrangement test on both BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 with no Mutation Detected in 2010.
At my MO's request, I am meeting with a genetic counselor on July 1st, at the cancer hospital where I was treated in 2019 for ILC. I was told they have discovered other genes that could be hereditary for breast cancer since 2010. I read through the list of genes on the Breastcancer.org page, and I am looking forward to this meeting. Not expecting to learn much but I'm open to the possibilities.
I am still confused whenever people ask if I am "high risk." I always assumed I was because I had both IDC and ILC, 15 1/2 yrs apart, and my mother, two of my three sisters and a cousin on my mother's side all had breast cancer. Now, I am re-thinking that. I actually feel my risk now is just slightly higher than any woman my age. It is a question I will ask the counselor when I meet with her.