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"I did the testing because my mother and paternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer. No breast cancer on either side of the family. I am BRCA2 positive. I did not want to act on this, just wanted to be observed, got an MRI done, which is how my breast cancer was found. I did not discuss being tested with my family prior (I have no siblings and my parents are dead), but told them of the results. I did not consult them on the action plan. Insurance covered the test. My suggestion for others is, only do the test if you have decided to act on the results. Otherwise, it's a huge stress if you turn out BRCA positive and have no action plan."

-- Reckless, tested positive for BRCA2 genetic mutation

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