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January 21, 2013


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For me, gene testing only offered confirmation of what I already knew: In a family with 3 generations of breast cancer, my ovarian cancer had to be linked to my genes. Confirmation helped me decide how to deal with my risk, but more important was the ability to inform my 7 siblings and 20 cousins of their risk so they could decide whether to get tested and, if positive, consider ways to reduce their own risk or monitor for early signs of disease.

The best result was learning that none of my sisters carry the gene, so neither do their kids.

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