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My mom has triple negative breast cancer. I am unsure of any other family history related to it. Should I get the BRCA test?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 8 years
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    Stage 4 病人
    Has your Mom had the test done? If not ....it might be a good idea for her to get the test performed. If she's negative then I really wouldn't see the need in your having the test. There is no history of breast cancer in my family. I am the only one. I had the BRACA test done and was negative. Therefore the doctor said there was no need for my daughter to take the test. As I've learned more facts about breast cancer....one thing I found interesting was over 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    I had breast cancer and there is no family history. I also know people who have a family history who do not have breast cancer. What I have learned is to take each day as it comes to remember God loves me and will help me through anything as long as I ask. Good luck to you.
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • anonymes Profile
    Survivant depuis 2006
    I am a 5 years survivor of Triple Negative Breast Cancer and had no prior family history of breast cancer. I was 52 years old when diagnosed and I have 2 beautiful adult daughters. My oncologist did not give me the BRCA test because of my age and I was in menopause. She also informed my daughters that they did not need to take the test. My 32 years old 2nd cousin was diagnosed with triple negative in August 2011 she was given the test and it came back negative. She is currently taking chemotherapy. To God be the glory. You did not say if your Mother has completed her treatments. However please tell her to stay encouraged. She was chosen to make a difference like all of us that have or are currently walking this journey. Love and blessing. Ms Zee
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • Lynelle  Melton  Profile
    Étude du cancer du sein
    Just had a lumpectomy. It was all good news. Good margins and no lymph node activity. Unfortunately. I am BRCA positive. I can continue and do radiation therapy for six weeks and be considered high risk for the rest of my life. Ot I could go through with a bilateral mastectomy and not have to do radiation. With either option, I will have to have a hysterectomy. That is a given. So I have some decisions to make. Has anyone out there have to go through this? Should I do a hysterectomy and mastectomy at the same time? Overwhelmed!
    about 3 years Comment Flag

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