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Have any of you done genetic testing other than Braca?

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Survivor since 2013 about 1 month
 
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2013
    I saw my Radiation PA a few weeks ago and she mentioned genetic testing and it's been 5 years since my diagnosis. I qualify as I have a cousin who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer but being my cousin doesn't qualify me. In checking with Medicare because of that they won't pay for it if I choose to do it which I won't for now. She said some recent studies have shown a possible family link with pancreas and breast cancer.
    about 1 month Flag
    • paula gittens Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2013

      Hi betti had problems with phone was unable to login. In answer to your question I thought braca was the only test. I have to research

      about 1 month Flag
    • paula gittens Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2013

      Oh I misunderstood your question. My insurance paid for my braca testing because I found out after the fact that both my grandmothers had bc and my mom had colon cancer.

      about 1 month Flag
  • paula gittens Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2013
    Hi betti I was having difficulties with signing into appt since I changed my phone. Anyway I did the Braca test and it was paid by insurance only because I had a strong history of Breast cancer which I found out after the fact.
    about 1 month Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2013

      This site must have had problems as for the last 4 months (at least) I haven't been able to write anything. I mean I could comment, hit submit, and nothing would show. The tests she wanted me to have was to see if I am predisposed to cancer...

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      This site must have had problems as for the last 4 months (at least) I haven't been able to write anything. I mean I could comment, hit submit, and nothing would show. The tests she wanted me to have was to see if I am predisposed to cancer since there has been none as near as I can find that have had breast cancer and my ovaries were removed in '96 with my BC found in '13.

      about 1 month Flag

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