BRCA 1 diagnosis - any others out there?
I have known for more than 5 years that I was BRCA 1 positive with a mutation for tumor repression - every woman on my mother’s side of the family has had early onset breast cancer (30s) and ovarian cancer by 40-45, with all but my mother, deceased. I am almost 32 and am actively thinking about when to perform preventative surgeries - with ovary removal recommended no later than age 37 and a full mastectomy prior to that. A large pill to swallow now that I am getting closer to that age and to top that, undergoing IVF. My joy though is that my almost 2 year old son, conceived through IVF PGD, does not have BRCA 1 - makes everything worth it! Anyone else have experience with a BRCA diagnosis, preventative measures and/or PGD IVF?