2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Results Are In

Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water...BAM!! You have to face your cancer drama once again.

My genetic testing results are in: I'm POSITIVE for the BRCA2 gene mutation. This is good news for a few reasons:

1. We now know why I got cancer--genetic predisposition
2. I can be proactive in my continued cancer maintenance as well as opting for elective surgery to prevent ovarian cancer
3. My family now can be aware (Emma in particular) that cancer "runs in the family" and can have the appropriate screenings.

These positive results suck for the exact same reasons.

I now have an appointment with my oncologist on Friday to "discuss my results". Basically he's going to tell me my odds once again for developing ovarian cancer due to this gene mutation and in turn will offer me the option of an oophorectomy (removing my ovaries).

I still have to many emotions swirling through my brain right now to give any commentary, but to summarize how I feel: this sucks!

1 comment:

  1. kindredheartOctober 05, 2007

    Oh, dear Fran! I'm praying for your varying emotions at the news of these results. Know that you are so close in my heart, and I think of you and your dear family so often.

    On a happy note, I see that you've achieved your goal for your walk! Congratulations! I'm praying for you as you prepare for this important walk. I know it will be meaningful to you on so many levels.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my beautiful friend. I'm so thankful for your life!