Saturday, August 7, 2010

July 1, 2008: visit with a genetics counselor

Met with the genetics counselor. Was referred due to cancer diagnosis at age 37, family history [mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002] and Ashkenazi heritage – all red flags apparently.

She told me that there’s a 12% probability of me having a hereditary cancer gene, based on family history.

I went to the lab and had my blood drawn for the test; they said it would take 2 – 5 weeks for the result.

Meanwhile, my lumpectomy is scheduled for July 7th, six days from now.

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