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Should I and my girls get genetic testing bc my aunt has triple neg ca?What about my boys? Can boys pass this gene onto their kids/daughters?

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  • André Roberts Profile
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    Anyone of any age can get breast cancer. Lou was correct when she said your aunt is 'too old' for her breast cancer to be considered genetic. It's 2 people under the age of 50, or maybe it's 55 that have been diagnosed to be a concern. Even when there is a family 'history' 9 out of 10 tests come back negative. But you do what you feel is best for you & your family. Prayers to you.
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    • Jenny W Profile
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      Ugh! This is daunting. Thanks for all the info! I will check with my doc.

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  • Dawn Goldberg Profile
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    Oh, and yes, boys can pass the gene on to their daughters.
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    • Jenny W Profile
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      TY! I'm moving forward to talk to my doc.

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  • Dawn Goldberg Profile
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    My aunt died from bc at 45. I was diagnosed at 40 and had a bilateral mastectomy with implants because I tested pos for BRCA2. Just had my ovaries out also bc of link from the gene. My geneticist advised my mom get tested and she is now BRCA2 pos also and will be getting her ovaries out. I have 2 boys and was told to have them tested when they are 18 and they can then be monitored over the years for cancers. She also said no type of preventive measures would be taken until they are in their 30's.
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    • Jenny W Profile
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      Right now, I feel any age would be appropriate to be tested, but I will ask my doc and see what he says.

      My best to you. Stay cancer free!!!

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    • Stephanie S Profile
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      I agree with the comments about age playing a factor in testing. I was only tested because I was 24 with 2 great aunts passing in their 40's from breast and suspected ovarian with spread by the time they found it. Where I live (Canada) you cannot...

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      I agree with the comments about age playing a factor in testing. I was only tested because I was 24 with 2 great aunts passing in their 40's from breast and suspected ovarian with spread by the time they found it. Where I live (Canada) you cannot be tested until 18. I have many cousins under 18 and they are not able to be tested even if they wanted to until after 18... It's a huge life altering, mature decision to be made. Yes boys carry and pass it - my brca mutation comes from my Opa (Grampa) and Dad - Colon Cancer is linked to brca and more common in the men who carry. Hope that helps :)

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  • Lisa G Profile
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    I know it's scary to hear that word. You automatically want to spring into action. I would advise you to first try and catch your breath. Then wait to see if your aunt test positive for the gene. Try, and I mean TRY not to panic. I have a family history on both sides. My mother passed away from ovarian cancer, 1 aunt passed from BC, and my mom's sister was diagnosed earlier in ghe year I was. I however didn't test postive for the Braca1and Braca 2 gene. My daughter will only have to be monitored by MRI's. Her oncologist is a great source foronfo as well.
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  • Lou Cam Profile
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    Jenny, I'm sure I will be corrected if I am wrong, but iwas told that age plays a factor in the testing. Since your aunt is 72 , I don't think that testing would be recommended. I believe that it is done if a close relative is 50 or younger when she is diagnosed, or if 2 or more close relatives die from bc. I believe that there is more likely a genetic link when bc occurs at an earlier age. And the older we all get, our risk increases.
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    • Jenny W Profile
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      Do you mean she is too old to be genetically tested or that I don't need to be tested, because she is too old? I am 52.

      I will most definately look into this. I have contact with an oncologist/hematologist in my area and will check in with...

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      Do you mean she is too old to be genetically tested or that I don't need to be tested, because she is too old? I am 52.

      I will most definately look into this. I have contact with an oncologist/hematologist in my area and will check in with him.

      I appreciate all the responses on this site. What a fantastic forum to have for women of all ages who have bc or have relatives and friends with bc.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      Jenny,
      I think Lou is correct. The genetic testing for the BRCA gene is meant for a type of breast cancer in families where much younger women are found to have this genetic component. Being that your aunt was 72, it would be unlikely this is...

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      Jenny,
      I think Lou is correct. The genetic testing for the BRCA gene is meant for a type of breast cancer in families where much younger women are found to have this genetic component. Being that your aunt was 72, it would be unlikely this is the type of breast cancer that is linked with the BRCA gene. To make sure, by all means, check it out with an oncologist. Take care, Sharon

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  • jan perrin Profile
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    Diagnosed with BRCa 2 mutation and had the testing done because both father and mother had breast cancer along with having the hered
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    • jan perrin Profile
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      Herediary founders gene from being an Ashkanazik Jew. My brother has also tested positive...in fact he tested pror to me in order to see if his children should also be tested. Fortunately they are negative. So yes, it can be passed on to men. ...

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      Herediary founders gene from being an Ashkanazik Jew. My brother has also tested positive...in fact he tested pror to me in order to see if his children should also be tested. Fortunately they are negative. So yes, it can be passed on to men. Talk with a genetic counselor and they will guide you appropriately.

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