Genetic testing has been like this fly buzzing in our ears for years. Doctors constantly asking us if we have been tested for the BRCA mutations. The answer was always the same…No. I didn’t want to know. I thought of it as this cloud hanging over my head. And then I had a child and then my mom got ovarian cancer.
I thought well crap ovarian AND breast cancer maybe this is a BRCA mutation. And then I started to look at it a different way. We could use this knowledge. If my mom does have the gene I will be tested. And if I test positive they will watch me and catch things early and whatever. So in 3 weeks we will know. In 3 weeks we will have the answer to the question we have been asking ourselves for years and it feels very strange.