Cancer is a harsh reality. In my life it has been a harsh reality.
14 years ago I had ovarian cancer. I really don't like talking about it. I like to just ignore that horrible awful year of my life. Not only did I have cancer, but my younger sister had breast cancer that same year. During her two year span with that awful disease, it metastasised and she died at the age of 34 leaving three little ones. THAT has impacted our family something fierce.
My husband's niece, Angie, has written a very informative and personal article about the BRCA gene, and her decision to have a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
Anyone with a family history of cancer can (should?) take a look at their family tree and decide along with their doctors if having the blood test is right for them. (Angie also talks about the insurance implications of the blood test. )
I know not a fun subject!
Just keeping you in the 'know'