HBOC Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Lani and I had a wonderful visit with the great staff at MD Anderson today.  Amanda Brandt (Genetic Counselor) and Dr. Karen Lu guided us through our next steps to understanding and making decisions on our future with ovarian cancer.  It’s simple but so complicated.  I have a greater risk of developing breast cancer now with my BRCA 2 mutation.  Lani will take the BRCA test and she will have a 50/50 chance of being negative.  Just have to wait on the results to see how we go on with her treatments.  As for me…I head into a MRI of the ta-ta’s and a mammogram every 6 months.  I have several options.  Take it as it comes or have the breasts removed.  I figure the ovarian cancer is recurring…no options on that…so take each day as it comes.  I will always do what I feel is the best thing for me and my family.  I’m pretty strong.  I feel I will endure whatever happens, it’s just putting the family through all of this that bothers me.  So, my friends….keep the prayers coming and know that the good Lord will guide me to the right decisions.  Like right now…He’s telling me to go have a glass of wine with my husband and CHILL!



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