Oct 18, 2006 - 1:18 pm
My mother is a 18 year survivor of breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy. She has also had 2 bouts with colon cancer but is in remission on both. I was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer in April of 2005. I was told that it was most likely the genetic link with my mother's breast cancer. I have had a total hysterectomy with salpingo oopherectomy and am in remission. My point, however, is that no one should ignore the link with the breast and ovarian cancer. Simply because there is no ovarian cancer in the family only breast cancer to be concious of the fact they are linked. I had yearly exams and when my ovarian cancer was found it was 5"x5" tumor. It did not develop that quickly in a year. While CA125 bloodtest indicates the likelihood of ovarian, no one ever does it until after the fact.