Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

My results are in from the genetic testing.  A pathogenic mutation was identified in the BRCA1 gene. We will see what that means for the future, but I’m assuming pretty radical surgery is in my future. All I can say is please, ladies, get your mammogram! This would not have been detected if not for my annual screening (I did 3-D screening). I’ll let you know what the next steps are after meeting with the oncologist and the surgeon again.  A word about that: I am getting a second opinion. Not because I don’t trust the great surgeon I’ve been seeing, but because this is too important an issue to not have more eyes looking at it. I’ll talk more about this on my Travel Notes blog, so navigate on over there to get the real skinny. It’s sure to make you smile.

6 Replies to “Genetic Testing”

  1. Yolanda, self exam too as mine was do high it would not have shown up on a mammogram! Ladies, do both! I just had my surgery and my surgeon is amazing. If you would like her name for a 2nd/3rd/4th opinion just pm me. Love and am praying for you my friend.

    1. Lani, I’ve been praying for you! I hope you’re recovering well and resting. I’ll definitely be in contact. Big Hug!

  2. We’ll get the “prayer warriors” praying for you! I am so sorry you must encounter this monster, but you are a strong, bright woman. I know you will do great! Let me know if I can do anything for you!

  3. Yolanda, I just heard about this from Karen K! OMG, I am including YOU in my prayers, for sure. Are you getting Bowenwork from Nancy? If not, Let me know, cuz I’ll do it for you! I’ve done it for my friends who’ve gone through breast cancer and it sure helps them through chemotherapy. Love you, my friend, and my prayers are with you and for you.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I am sure I’ll be calling you for Bowenwork. I’ll def. keep you updated, and YES, I love the book of James! I also appreciate your perspective on second opinions. I don’t want to send any unintended message, but you’re right, I have to do what’s best for my health.

  4. Yolanda, I just heard about this from you Aunt Janie Manly, I am including you in my prayers because I know this affliction too will pass. I say to you keep your faith and read everything on faith to build your encouragement level up at all times. I will be following you on you blog. Stay encourage. Dee, a friend of your family.

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