Aug 25, 2012 - 5:12 pm
I have not been diagnosed with cancer but the rep at the ACS number encouraged me to post here. My mother died of breast cancer (diagnosed at 32, died at 45) and several women in her family had it. I am 33 and got myself tested for the gene this summer. On Tuesday I found out that I am positive for BRCA2. I was expecting this news but it's still jarring.
I guess what I need to do is decide how to proceed from here. I don't know where to begin looking for options except to ask my doctor. My doctor and the genetic counselor have already given me an overview of what some of the options are with a positive test result; I was told when I got the call on Tuesday that I should take some time to process it and then call my doctor for a follow-up appointment.
Honestly, I have spent more time reassuring friends and family than actually figuring out what I want to do from here.
Any input? Is anyone in the same spot I am in?