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@patsy2910 I didn’t realize you could test positive both BRCA 1&2 I thought is was one or the other. My husbands side of the family are all BRCA 1 positive. I had ADH a year ago and have a 19 year old daughter who has been told since she is BRCA 1 positive and now with a mother having a diagnosis she needs to start doing mammograms at age 25. She was not impressed.

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My sister had breast cancer (ER+) years ago when she was pregnant (before genetic testing was available). After my diagnosis, she tested positive for BRCA 1 & 2 as well. My brother never tested, but had prostrate cancer years ago. He passed last summer of pancreatic cancer. My daughter decided to be tested following my results. She tested positive for BRCA 1, but not 2. As a result, her doctor recommended MRI on the breasts every 6 months for the first couple of years (age 26). She then had ultrasounds every 6 months and had her first mammogram (age 30). I know it is scary for young women to go through the exams/tests so early, but am grateful the exams/test are available. It means they will be closely watched! Because one is my cancers was ER+, I have been taking Anastrazole (4 years so far). That is another story 😊. I am 65 years old and will be celebrating 5 years cancer-free in October! I pray your daughter will be encouraged and come to realize the mammograms are for her benefit. Just realized this is a LONG post! Blessings to you and your daughter.

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