BRCA 1 & 2


Today I went to meet with the gene specialist.  I learned that even though I have no family history of breast cancer, because I am under 40 and the cancer is in both breasts I am at a bit higher risk for carrying the BRCA genes.  This means that if I am positive for these my children are at 50% higher risk of carrying the gene as well as siblings of my parents, and their children.  This means higher risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  Now, I really don’t think I am, but until the blood test I won’t know for certain.  I will take the test in a few weeks and it will take a few months to get the results.

Jeremy also admitted to me tonight he’s struggling.  I think it may have had something to do with shaving my head last night.  Maybe the realization of what is really happening to me and to us.  I think it’s alot for a 32 year old guy to take on.

All that to say, if you think about it, would you pray for my family tonight.  My parents, my sis, my girls, and Jeremy.  Would you pray that God would spare the rest of my family from this “beast.”  And that Jeremy would find the support he needs from friends and outlets for the dark days ahead.

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3 thoughts on “BRCA 1 & 2

  1. Joyce Thompson says:

    Jenn
    Just to let you know we are praying and our two small groups. We will keep reading and praying.
    Dave and Joyce Thompson (Wendy’s folks)

  2. Ranay Brown says:

    Jenn,
    Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. Now I can stay informed! I will be faithfully praying for you and yours!
    You are loved!
    Ranay<

  3. Shelli says:

    oh sweetest friend — i can’t imagine how hard it must be for jeremy to walk this road with you — his heart must break for you. you are both strong and beautiful, but even if you weren’t (and on days when your not), our God is strong and beautiful and absolutely sufficient. i love you!

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