Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Who is high risk?

Women who are at high risk of breast cancer now should get MRI's in addition to mammograms. They define women who are high risk as those with the BRCA gene mutation. What about those of us who have had breast cancer already? Aren't we at high risk? Should we be getting MRI's too?

Actually I think its up to our doctors who should get which test. But let's focus on the words 'high risk'. Yes those with the BRCA gene mutation are considered at higher risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. But what about use who had it once? We can get it again. Don't forget about us too.

1 comment:

nancyspoint said...

I agree, once you've had cancer you should probably be considered high risk. I'm a brca2 person, but didn't find out til after my diagnosis.