Posts Tagged ‘brca2’

I met with my genetic counsellor today and below are the answers to the questions I posted previously: What type of genetic discrimination may I face if I am positive? Testing positive may cause me to denied for private health, life, or mortgage insurance. These types of insurance often require health questionnaires and request access […]


This last weekend I decided to go visit my family. During Christmas time, my grandmother and I found out that we have a shared interest in family history. So I made good on my promise to visit her and help her go through the large stack of papers she has. Although she has gone so […]


Not everyone wants to undergo BRCA testing because they worry the possibility of bad news. But for me, I figure there is only the chance of good news. When my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, I begun to wonder about my own risks. When my grandmother was diagnosed, I was concerned about the risks […]


Family History

05Jan10

I finally got word back from the cancer agency today. The holidays slowed things down it seems.  Anyways, they sent me six pages of forms to fill out, mostly of my family history. I imagine that for many people this is a bit of a pain to fill out. But since my mother and grandmother […]


Risk Diversity

20Dec09

I have referred to different risks for the different positions of BRCA2 mutations, but I haven’t explained where I got this idea. It’s comes from a 2004 study done by Polish, Canadian, and American researchers. The study looked at cancer cases in 440 families with BRCA2 mutations. It finds further evidence of the Ovarian Cancer […]