I read this article today about new breast cancer gene links that have been discovered. You can read about it here.
Since my Mom, and paternal aunt both had breast cancer, I've considered getting genetic testing done. It's not an easy decision for me. I always worry about whether insurance would cover what they would consider a pre-existing condition if you found out you had the BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 gene (when these genes mutate, they cause a 90% chance of developing breast cancer).
And then I wonder what I would do if I found out that I was at that even higher risk. Would I get a mastectomy? I'm very pro-testing when it comes to annual exams and mammograms, but knowing this information puts a much bigger burden on your brain!
Are you in a similar situation? What are your thoughts on it?
3 years ago