I had breast cancer 7 years ago at a "young" age--in my mid forties. I now test positive for PALB2 mutation at age 54. I am planning a prophylactic double mastectomy with reconstruction for this spring. Most around me see me as "cured" but I don't like the odds of having breast cancer again or the possibility of dealing with chemo again because of the genetic abnormality.
Anyone else out there?… read more