Well, at least some of my cells aren't!
I received the best early Christmas present this week.
I don't have the BRCA1 cell mutation that causes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. (click here to read the original post)
I wasn't supposed to find out the results of the test I had done earlier this month until January, but the test came back quicker than expected and they had a cancellation so DH & I were able to meet with the genetic team Thursday afternoon. We went prepared for the worst, but were given good news instead. We were very suprised. My family history is loaded so we fully expected that I carried this gene.
They did however, recommend I have one more test done which detects something called Lynch syndrome, the hereditary colon and uterine cancer gene. My Mother died from colon and uterine cancer in 1983.
For right now, though, I'm focusing on the good report at hand.
Can you say Merry Christmas to me?!?