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Breast Cancer | Last Active: Dec 24, 2020 | Replies (51)

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I agree with syska @syska that even though genetic testing is expensive, it is helpful for your diagnosis and knowledge to share with relatives. Mine was covered by insurance. Check with your facility about charges and ask your insurance company about coverage.

I have 3 sisters and including myself 3 out 4 have been diagnosed with breast cancer, all caught very early. My sister and me both did genetic testing (10 years apart) and neither showed any genetic cause. Odd, but I think it is probably some genetic trait that has not been found yet. Or may be environmentally. May never know.

Laurie

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@roch @syska @hkc9890
Hi, Laurie.
I had genetic testing for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and ovarian cancer (as they share many similar genes), and it was paid for by my insurance. The results were negative. My oncologist is of the opinion that my breast cancer was caused by taking hormone replacement therapy when going through menopause which is likely, considering that my pathology report showed high levels of estrogen and progesterone.

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