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I also had a lumpectomy, and will start radiation in December. No chemo. Just curious—did you receive endocrine therapy? (Wishing you well in your decision-making.

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I am so interested to see why they suggested radiation? I too have this Chek2 gene. Even though I have the lesser one T157 I see that this gene does not like radiation and that seems to activate it. I have had 2 cancers in 3 years. All the "easy ones." First papillary thyroid and now stage 0 dcis. I feel the RAI 131 radiation I took not knowing I had this gene set all of this in motion. Now I did a lumpectomy and they say radiation. Had I not known about the gene or had such a horrible, side effect laced experience I would not be as worried.

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