Thankyou both for your replies, I've made an appointment to see the gp and go from there. I'm galas to have discovered the forum and some lovely people willing to share advice.
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Am new to the site and after some advice. I'm 32 (33 next week but we'll ignore that!!) and have a history of breast cancer in my family. My mother had breast cancer aged 35, my grandmother in her early 50's and my great grandmother later in life; my aunt also had breast cancer. All of these family members are now deceased.
Last year I discovered a lump in breast which came back as a benign cyst and was left alone. I'm well aware of my risk of developing breast cancer given my family history but from reading the information it would seem that genetic testing would not be an option for me as I have no living relatives with the disease.
I'm a single mummy to two little girls and work full time. I've often sat and thought that becoming ill would prevent me from working or my children could lose their mum altogether; the thought of this for the last 10 years or so has been so tiring and feels so heavy, especially after my scare last year.
I guess my question is what are the options if genetic testing isn't an option? is there anything I can do?
Realise this is a bit rambling but thankyou for reading and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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