JACKIE'S STORY

Glad I had genetic testing done. I found out I had breast cancer in May of 2003. I went to Magee Womens Hospital they recommended genetic testing when they heard I had an uncle on my fathers side died of male breast cancer. I agreed to the testing. I was devastated when I found out I carried BRCA2. But I was able to make better decisions about my treatment. Now I worry that my 2 daughters may carry this. Most times I don't really worry about it. I can only hope they come up with better medical help for them. If anyone would like to talk to me I would be happy to chat. I have only ever met 1 BRCA carrier in the recovery room at the hospital. I NEVER regret having the test done. My Dr. in Pittsburgh said to me " Jackie, now you know the train is going to wreck and you are able to do something about it."

Good luck to all. And may God Bless you too.
Jackie
Hollidaysburg, PA


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