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Genetic tests available for breast cancer detection

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Nov 20, 2019 | Replies (19)

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I’m 61 years old, my mother had breast 19 years ago had lumpectomy, chemo an radiation. 3 mths later my mom’s mom had breast cancer an had mastectomy. One of my grandmother’s sister an her daughter both have also had breast cancer. I had my first biopsy in 2007 an my second in 2017, both removed an negative. Have been goin every 6 mth since for mammo an ultra sound. Today when I went they decided I needed to do the genetic testing. I have a daughter an two grandaughters. As I said I’m 61, my mom was 63 I saw what she went through an how hard it was for all of us. That is not something I want to go through or have my family go through.

My question is is my test come back an I have the gene with my family history an my two previous biopsies, would you opt to have the prophylactic mastectomy while you are still in good health?

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Welcome to Connect, @myredss04
You'll find members like @corinneberg @ladylawdawg @elsie37 @doyoga and @casualobserver sharing about prophylactic mastectomy and breast cancer genetics in these discussions.
– Preventative double mastectomy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/preventative-double-mastectomy/
– Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-dealing-with-atypical-ductal-hyperplasia-adh/
– ATM Gene Mutation and Care https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/atm-gene-mutation-and-care
– High Risk Mutation (ie. BRCA, ATM, RAD51D) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-risk-mutation-ie-brca-atm-rad51d/
– High risk, NOT from BRCA but from typia, such as ALH, ADH, LCIS https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-risk-not-from-brca-but-from-typia-such-as-alh-adh-lcis/

Which gene was discovered in your genetic testing? What is the percentage risk for you?