I knew that breast cancer ran in my family. My grandmother, aunt, and sister all hade it. The first time I felt the lump I immediately panicked. The mammogram showed a suspicious area and I had a biopsy, malignant. I had a lumpectomy and radiation.
But I have two daughters, how can I help them? The doctor recommended I take the test for the BRCA gene. If I test positive they want me to have a bilateral mastectomy and a complete hysterectomy. I am only 33, what if I want another baby? I don’t know what to do.