I Have the Brca2 Gene

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    "i To Have The Brca2 Gene!"

    i am a 34 year old single mother of 2 beautiful girls. Back in 2007 i found a small lump under my arm so i immediately went to see my doctor.  Due to the family history my doctor suggested i went to see a genetics doctor. After deliberating with my sister we decided to...
    sallylf sallylf
    31-35, F
    Jun 26, 2010

    Brca2 Positive...prophylactic Mastectomy On April 20, 2010

    My sister, at age 26, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Because of her age, the doctor suggested the testing be completed for the BRCA genetic mutation. She tested positive for the BRCA2 and so did I. After careful consideration and many doctors appointments...
    alli7670 alli7670
    31-35, F
    7 Responses May 15, 2010

    After Ovary Removal, Think About Mastectomy

    I had a hysterectomy in June after finding out in March that I was BRCA2 positive. I had planned to have a double mastectomy at the same time, but decided to split them up. My surgeon really encouraged the hysterectomy first, which by the way, was a breeze. I'm 53, had not gone...
    Goodgirl215 Goodgirl215
    51-55
    1 Response Oct 6, 2012

    Brca 2 Positive....planning Prophylactic Double Mastectomy And Total Hysterectomy To Happen Within The Next Month Or So....

    I am a married, 35-year-old mother of 4 (2 girls, 2 boys).  My mother died @ 51 from ovarian.  One of her sisters is a breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor.  Her remaining sister and only brother are both survivors of colon cancer.  As you can see, I have a strong family...
    maried2leo maried2leo
    31-35
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2011

    I Also Survived Breast & Now Ovarian Cancer

    I had a masteptomy with a latisamas dorcy muscle rebuild 13 years ago.Last April while doing yoga I discovered a lump in my right lower side.I had a intervaginal scan showing a large lump.After waiting 3 weeks , over Easter for a full hysterectomy I was told it was all cancerous...
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    Jun 21, 2011

    Braca2 And Me

    My mother is a 2 yr. Breast cancer survivor, my aunt died w/ breast cancer at 52. My mom was tested, therefore I was tested to find we are both positive. Now, my best friend was diagnosed w breast cancer, only one year after my mother in law. I am surrounded and do not want this...
    sassy3ccg sassy3ccg
    41-45
    1 Response Jun 2, 2013

    I Also Got Tested For Brca2 Gene

    I also got tested for the brca2 gene which came back as possitive.Now my six brothers & sisters & my 2 boys & daughter can be tested to see if they carry the gene.It is such an advantage to know as they will be looked after medically if they do carry it.
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    Jun 21, 2011

    Brca2 And Want Preventative Surgery But Also Baby

    Hi everyone I'm so pleased to have found this page. I found out 6 months ago that I'm BRCA2 positive and found it hard to come to terms with it. I'm now comfortable with the decision I've made to have bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction but I'm 36 and also about to start...
    MadamePJ MadamePJ
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    25 Year Old Brca2+

    I recently had a preventative mastectomy at 25 years old because I am a BRCA2 carrier. My mom had breast cancer twice and my aunt passed away from BC. I write a blog the documents my journey and surgery: www.highriskhumor.com
    HighRiskHumor HighRiskHumor
    26-30, F
    Mar 16, 2013

    Brca2 Family History

    At age 48 I went for my regular mammogram and was told I had DCIS. Due to family history of breast, ovarian and prostate ca I had the genetic testing. Unfortunately I tested positive. My 2 sisters have also tested positive. I had double mastectomy and BSO this past summer...
    zenmama zenmama
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2012

    I Have Brca2 Gene.

    I found out i had the gene just over 3 months. I am 22 female. I thought i was coping with it well, but it still scares me everyday and i need someone to talk to who is going through the same thing. I have no idea what i am supposed to do next, i know i have options but i'm not...
    louisesarahh louisesarahh
    22-25
    1 Response Sep 29, 2011

    This Is Me

    My name is megan Johnson. I'm 17, nearly 18. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 2 and a half and is now in remission. My aunt unfortunately is terminal with what started as ovarian cancer. I found out I have the brca2 gene a while ago but don't really...
    Meganjohnson95 Meganjohnson95
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2013

    I Also Survived Breast & Now Ovarian Cancer

    I had a masteptomy with a latisamas dorcy muscle rebuild 13 years ago.Last April while doing yoga I discovered a lump in my right lower side.I had a intervaginal scan showing a large lump.After waiting 3 weeks , over Easter for a full hysterectomy I was told it was all cancerous...
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    Jun 21, 2011

    Finding a Little Lump Turns Into a Major Life Change

    So I,m 33 married & no children (not for lack of trying). My tubes are blocked so hubby & I did 2 cycles of IVF 1st clinical pregnancy but didn't bury itself in the uterin lining, 2nd pregnant but non-viable egg, no baby DNC. Ok so after 3 years dedicated to BABY we...
    sasy757575 sasy757575
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    Brac Positive

    A year ago today I found out I was BRAC2 positive and what a year it has been. I had my mind made up of what I was gonna do if I did come back positive. Since I had 3 kids and was 35 years old I knew without a doubt that I was going to have bilateral mastectomy and a complete...
    afhill afhill
    36-40, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    I Also Survived Breast & Now Ovarian Cancer

    I had a masteptomy with a latisamas dorcy muscle rebuild 13 years ago.Last April while doing yoga I discovered a lump in my right lower side.I had a intervaginal scan showing a large lump.After waiting 3 weeks , over Easter for a full hysterectomy I was told it was all cancerous...
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    Jun 21, 2011

    Hi, My Name Is Meaghan And I Am A Mutant

    I found out about my mutation in January of 2011. At the time I was 17 and a senior in high school. I'll never forget the night my mom came home early from work with a look on her face usually reserved for mass tragedy. When I asked her what was wrong all she could say was "I'm...
    MeaghanB MeaghanB
    22-25
    Apr 25, 2013

    Brca 2 Positive/having Hysterectomy/masectomy With Reconstruction One Step

    I am a 42 year old wife and mother of 5 - three girls and two boys aged from 17-3 years old. I just found out I am BRCA 2 positive. So is my mom. She had breast cancer two times and went through two masectomies and chemo twice. I would do anything to avoid going through that. I...
    Albanese07 Albanese07
    41-45
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2011

    Bc

    Hi, i'm recovering after hysterectomy to avoid 3 cancers as i was diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2003. I had a mastectomy with lymph clearance, then was advised later to have my other breast removed. I had double reconstructions by tissue expander then implants & am happy with...
    Desna Desna
    51-55
    Nov 19, 2012

    Devastated

    I found out just over a month ago that i have the brca 2 gene. Im a 25yr old female and this is scareing the life out of me to be honest. I cant get it out of my head for to long n when i do block it out it all comes flooding back.. my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2...
    jessicaholmes1 jessicaholmes1
    22-25
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    I Also Got Tested For Brca2 Gene

    I also got tested for the brca2 gene which came back as possitive.Now my six brothers & sisters & my 2 boys & daughter can be tested to see if they carry the gene.It is such an advantage to know as they will be looked after medically if they do carry it.
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

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    ilanajlebowitz ilanajlebowitz
    36-40, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    I Also Got Tested For Brca2 Gene

    I also got tested for the brca2 gene which came back as possitive.Now my six brothers & sisters & my 2 boys & daughter can be tested to see if they carry the gene.It is such an advantage to know as they will be looked after medically if they do carry it.
    doreentomkins doreentomkins
    61-65
    Jun 21, 2011

    Reconstruction Using Strattice Vs Alloderm

    Sorry for a second post, but wondering if anyone out there has had reconstruction using either of the above methods? Apparently this is a more modern way to complete the reconstruction when I'm a b/c cup, giving a more natural droop compared to just adding the implant under the...
    MadamePJ MadamePJ
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    Still Fighting

    My name is Kacy. I am 33 years old. I've been married for almost 15 years and I have 4 children and a step son. My mother died of breast cancer at 52 years old after fighting breast cancer three times over 10 years! Right before she passed we found out she was brca2 positive. She...
    SOJAmommy SOJAmommy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013
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