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Thank you for advocating for this testing. I was diagnosed 2 years and 7 months ago with Triple Negative breast cancer and found to be BRCA1 positive. We had no idea the gene existed in our family as the cancer had skipped a generation... but, the gene was still there... an unseen but ticking time bomb. The good news is that I'm cancer free. The bad news is that my sister and two of her daughters also carry the gene mutation. My daughter has not yet been tested. There is power in knowledge and while carrying the gene mutation is bad, in many ways, they are the lucky ones. They know they carry the gene and have the chance to make different, Informed decisions about there health before cancer becomes a part of their reality. If I'd known our family carried the gene mutation (or even that there had been breast cancer in the family), I'd have had the opportunity to open a discussion with my health care provider on a proactive basis. I speak to many groups about knowing your genetic health and can't thank you enough for helping to spread the word.

September 20, 2015 - 10:09pm


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