cancer: Breast cancer
Date Diagnosed: 2018
My story is as follows.
I had Breast cancer 10 yrs ago. My mother had died from Breast cancer. I asked my surgeon for testing and he said I didn’t qualify. My mother was Latvian and didn’t know any of her family history. So after having numerous pelvic ultrasounds which were always okay, I developed a prolapse. I requested a hysterectomy to be done when they did the prolapse repair surgery. The doctor was a bit hesitant, but not knowing any family history I insisted.
So, on my birthday I got the news that I had cancer ☹️. That meant another operation. Both my omentum and spleen were removed. They found it in my peritoneum and a spot on my bladder,
I then received Genetic testing and was found to be BRAC1 positive. I have 3 daughters and only 1 proved positive.
So nine months on and my bloods are good.
Sorry for the long story, but the moral of the story is listen to your gut instinct.