BRCA1 Gene and Breast Cancer

Not sure which forum to use. I had triple negative dcis stage 3 breast cancer 12 years ago. I was 31. I have this week been told I carry the BRCA1 cancer gene. During the past 12 years my mum and sister both developed breast cancer. My sis is currently going through chemo. She also has the gene. We both have a 60% ovarian cancer risk as well. I have decided to have a double mastectomy and removal of my ovaries. Is there anyone who has had risk reducing surgery? I am 43 :slight_smile:

Hi tmtalksback

After reading your post I think you may get more replies if you post in another of our forums where the BRCA genes are discussed more, here;s the link:

I have also put for you below the link to BCC’s publication regarding BC in families and hope you find it helpful.  Our helpline team are also available if you need to talk to someone in confidence, calls are free 0808 800 6000

Take care,

Jo, Moderator