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by nontacitare (nontacitare)
at August 4th, 2010 (08:13 pm)

I am a three year breast cancer survivor who found out last year that I have the BRCA1 mutation. I'm 42, which means I'm supposed to get an oopherectomy.

This scares me. I know I'm supposed to say, "Oh, I'm high-risk? Cut everything out!" But instead, I find myself resisting. I don't have children (my husband and I tried for several years, we got divorced, and seven months later I got breast cancer), and the thought of making that final really bothers me.

Was anyone else hesitant about getting an oopherectomy?