Feb 5, 2016 03:55AM Traveltext wrote:
What led you to do the testing?
My mum died age 41 of BC, so when I was diagnosed aged 64 I wanted to know if I had inherited a genetic predisposition which I could have passed to my daughter, who has a daughter.
What were your results, and what choices have you made based on the findings?
A single BRCA1:c.135-62T>C sequence variant was detected in the BRCA1 gene. The clinical significance of this variant is unknown.
Was payment an issue?
No, the government paid for the test.
Have you discussed these decisions with your family?
Yes. My daughter has joined a regular screening program. My three brothers don't want to be tested.
How did the results change you?
Not at all.
What decisions where made based on the information?
Since the result was ambivalent, no decisions could be made.
What suggestions would you have for others?
Get tested if you have a family history of BC so that your kids, and their kids, are aware of their risks.
Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.