For the last year I have begun regular screening for breast cancer. My mum passed when i was 6 of breast cancer and her sister also has it. Two of their first cousins died of it too. The doctors say I have up to an 85% chance of getting cancer. I do not personally know anyone else in my situation. I have been offered a double mastectomy but don`t know whether to have it or not. I can not be tested for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes as they need mums DNA to test for it. It is a strange predicament. Having the screening ( MRI, Mammograms and ultrasound) is great, but then the wait is terrible at times. I am a positive person and will remain so.
I hope that someone may read this and know someone like me and could direct them to my blog, it would be comforting to discuss this with someone who truly understands.
Thank you if you have taken the time to read this
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.