Dec 27, 2019 01:24PM Yogatyme wrote:
I am BRCA1+ (Dx 12/18) and was doing close monitoring of breast health. My first MRI revealed suspicious spots in both breasts. Long story short, I was dxed with stage 1 bc in July of this year and had bilateral mastectomy b/c recurrence risk is 85% for both breasts w BRCA1. There was no hx of bc in my family which is why I was doing monitoring.....I regret not having prophylactic mastectomy but given the short time between BRCA1 dx and bc, it’s likely the breast cancer was already there. My sister is also BRCA1+ and b/c of my bc, had prophylactic mastectomy a few weeks ago. So, I’m not exactly sure what you mean by “magic number” but this is how things unfolded for me and my sister re: genetic mutation. It is completely an individual decision and I encourage you to get good information, taking into account your factors, so you can make an informed decision. My Best to you.