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9/20/2016Hi! I was diagnosed with bilateral bc at the same time at 42. My mum was diagnosed with a single bc at 56 and then of colon cancer at 68 (She died of this one)One of my mum's sisters had colon cancer at 45 (She died of this one too)My eldest brother had thyroid cancer at 33. One of my father's sisters had ovarian or uterine cancer (something in that area. We are not sure) She had her uterous and ovaries removed in her late 30s.She is dead now. I have a younger sister and brother (44 and 38) without a cancer diagnopsis. I don't know the medical history of the rest of my familiy (aunts, cousins,...)I had the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test done. The result was negative but the big rearrangements werent tested. 1) Could I still be positive for the BRCA1 and BRCA2? Should I have that part of the test done? Do you think I should have more genetic mutation tests done? Which ones? I've got two nieces of 6 and 10 years old from my sister. I'm really worried about them and my sister as wel las about my 2 brothers and myself.If We could do any kind of prevention if we knew there is a genetic mutation. Thank you very much.
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9/20/2016if you were tested and tested negative then you don't have those genes. your family could have a gene mutation that remains undiscovered and therefore no way to test for it yet.

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