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Call to test children for brca genes??

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Lulu34
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Re: Call to test children for brca genes??

Rattles iv not heard about this but i know we dont offer testing for kids because its an adult onset disease..... However i know that parent with some other genetic disorders whose to have their children tested.

I presume this doctor is meaning to test those with an exiting gene in the family and not just testing a bus load of school kids.

I know my kids have known about me having brca2 since they were at high school and although they are both of an age to be tested they havent chosen to do so yet.

I think if my adult children dont want to know yet it would be very mean to have forced this on them no matter how much i want to know... And i do want to know, especially now that i have mets. i would like to encourage my daughter to have risk reducing surgery if she was positive.... But its not my choice to make!

Its tricky because its so controversial.... Gonna look into it a bit more now though.

Lulu xx
Rattles
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Call to test children for brca genes??

I was horrified to see a small atricle in today's paper which states that Dr Sue Gessler a psychologist at UCL is suggesting that school children are tested for the brca mutation - it argues that early diagnosis means that children will feel settled with the information when they go into their adult lives.

 

Anyone know any more about this?

 

Rattles