Hi everyone, I have just joined although I tested positive to HNPCC four years ago at age 34. I am the youngest of five children with the only one who carries the gene.
Until now I have always thought myself lucky to have this knowledge, but as I get older and have all the regular tests I fear what could be around the corner.
It has been recommended that I have a hysterectomy, and I am in the process of deciding what to do, I have finished having children, I have three, 15,12, and 5. But I am finding this decision hard, mainly because of the onset of menopause.
Any advice would be appreciated or if anyone else has made a similar decision I would like to hear their thoughts.
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.