Genetic Testing

United States
July 20, 2017 3:36pm CST
Today I met with my new gynecologist, and now I have a treatment plan in place for my endometriosis. I also got sent over to the lab and had a blood test to check for the genetic mutation that predisposes women to ovarian and breast cancer. I will know the results within 2 to 3 weeks. I have to say I am a bit nervous about finding out whether I have the mutated gene or not. If the test comes back positive, a complete hysterectomy and surgical menopause will be in my future. So, fingers crossed that it comes back negative.
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• United States
20 Jul 17
Yes a bit nervous understood, but it is for the absolute best result for your Stacey..if you have it the mutated gene, they can all that stuff out of there before anything like cancer would develop and you can avoid the very thing my Mom had ..ovarian cancer.
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• United States
20 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Yes it is on both sides of my family too. Wish you the best results Stacey.
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• United States
21 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView I'm sorry, it's scary when you're at high risk for dangerous diseases.
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• United States
21 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Yes it sure is Stacy.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 17
Fingers crossed too!
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• United States
22 Jul 17
Thank you!
@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 17
I hope everything goes well for you. Take care
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• United States
21 Jul 17
Thank you.
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@andriaperry (63450)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jul 17
I had a complete hysterectomy when I was 40 because of ovarian cancer scare and I was filled with fibroid cysts . I was lucky that time it had not turned into cancer but left alone in a matter of months it would have, I had already beat uterus cancer 10 years earlier. with only surgery. I went on estra/methest for hormones and I am just fine with the menopause., been taking it for 12 years.
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• United States
21 Jul 17
Thank goodness you didn't have ovarian cancer and were able to beat the uterus cancer. Apparently I have severe endometriosis with all kinds of issues going on inside, but it doesn't cause me constant pain like it does for some people. My biggest worry is tubal pregnancy (since my tubes are blocked but I'm not sure if they're completely blocked) and the chocolate cysts on my ovaries rupturing or becoming abscessed, which I read is a possibility. Although if this test comes back positive I will have them take everything out.
• Lenox, Georgia
20 Jul 17
I hope and pray it comes back negative for you.
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• United States
21 Jul 17
Thank you. I am going to try not to think about it for now but I already came to terms with having this surgery a few months ago, so if it's needed, hopefully I won't be a complete emotional mess about it. The surgery itself scares me, as well as the side effects from surgical menopause at an early age.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 17
ILm sending my porayerssthat the test comes back negative
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• United States
20 Jul 17
Thank you.
@dollaboy (6153)
27 Jul 17
I wish and hope that everything get sorted out for you soon and you can enjoy your life anxiety free
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@Courtlynn (54965)
• United States
21 Jul 17
Oh goodness. I hope you get good results!
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