Should i have a total mastectomy after diagnosed with brca2

Should i have a total mastectomy after diagnosed with brca2

Im brca 2 positive ...sister is 6 yr breast cancer survivor...dr wants me to think.about a total mastectomy....any thoughts on this...

A MyBCTeam Member said:

It’s your decision.
I had BC in 2009, no BRCA gene variant so I opted for a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation.
In 2018 my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was retested and found out I have RAD51C variant, witch is an ovarian cancer variant and a possible breast cancer variant. I didn’t want to risk reoccurrence, so I had a double mastectomy and DIEP reconstruction (used my belly fat for new boobs). I am so glad I made that decision. I also had a radical hysterectomy. It was hard going straight to menopause but I am now on bio identical hormones and I feel really good. No regrets what so ever about my decision.
Just talk to your doctor and explore your options. It’s even good to get second opinions.

posted 8 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

That’s huge Sandy!
I’m soooo happy for you!!
Thank you for your input, I sincerely appreciate it.

posted 8 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I think it’s a very individual choice.
I’m getting tested for it next week, basically for my kids & siblings.
Braca puts us in a higher risk category for 5 cancers. My hubbys family has it as well, his cousin did a dbl mastectomy to be safe.
If it were me, I’d do it.
Good luck in your decision making process, I know it’s not easy.

posted 10 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I hope your sister is doing well. Please keep us posted sister.

posted 18 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My sister was 45 first mamagram they found the cancer..the breast was removed..so far shes been good...i have an.appointment with an onycologist to talk about the 5 yr pill...ty for the advise..

posted 18 days ago
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