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    I have a genetic testing referral to get tested for the genes. I had uterine cancer after one of my pregnancies that I lost plus all of my family members pass due to some form of cancer 😥 my Aunty had breast double masectomy then got secondary cancer in her liver, back & bones. It broke me.

    I do the check all time. Great thread VP.

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    I am really slack at checking but this thread is a good reminder. I recently had a skin check at my GP too - I would definitely rather pick something up early where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I have a genetic testing referral to get tested for the genes. I had uterine cancer after one of my pregnancies that I lost plus all of my family members pass due to some form of cancer 😥 my Aunty had breast double masectomy then got secondary cancer in her liver, back & bones. It broke me.

    I do the check all time. Great thread VP.
    How long before you get the test? Is it covered by Medicare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    How long before you get the test? Is it covered by Medicare?
    I don't think it's covered by Medicare. You go on wait list here in SA. They test you priority. I have phi though so I'm not sure if that helps. You have to see a counsellor my GP said before you even see the genetics team about going through with it.

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    One of my close girlfriends had the genetic test done recently as she lost her mum to breast cancer at a young age.

    I believe it was still around $1000 even though she had a direct relative with it.

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    Please don't let breastfeeding get in the way of feeling your boobs.

    I stopped breastfeeding in mid-December, and found a lump in early January. I foolishly assumed it was just a blocked milk duct, and did nothing about it for 2 weeks. My husband pestered me to have an ultrasound and Mammogram...and I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has spread to the lymph nodes of my armpit.

    I am lying here in bed incredibly nauseated, having vomited over 12 times since 1.00am this morning. Side effect of some pretty intense chemotherapy.

    I'm not even 40 yet.

    I breastfed both my children for quite a while, which is supposed to be protective of breast cancer.

    My point? When breastfeeding, don't dismiss cancer as a possibility. Thankfully my husband didn't.

    Yes the chemotherapy is horrendous...but I will survive this.

    Early detection equals life.

    Please feel your boobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Please don't let breastfeeding get in the way of feeling your boobs.

    I stopped breastfeeding in mid-December, and found a lump in early January. I foolishly assumed it was just a blocked milk duct, and did nothing about it for 2 weeks. My husband pestered me to have an ultrasound and Mammogram...and I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has spread to the lymph nodes of my armpit.

    I am lying here in bed incredibly nauseated, having vomited over 12 times since 1.00am this morning. Side effect of some pretty intense chemotherapy.

    I'm not even 40 yet.

    I breastfed both my children for quite a while, which is supposed to be protective of breast cancer.

    My point? When breastfeeding, don't dismiss cancer as a possibility. Thankfully my husband didn't.

    Yes the chemotherapy is horrendous...but I will survive this.

    Early detection equals life.

    Please feel your boobs

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    Hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Please don't let breastfeeding get in the way of feeling your boobs.

    I stopped breastfeeding in mid-December, and found a lump in early January. I foolishly assumed it was just a blocked milk duct, and did nothing about it for 2 weeks. My husband pestered me to have an ultrasound and Mammogram...and I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has spread to the lymph nodes of my armpit.

    I am lying here in bed incredibly nauseated, having vomited over 12 times since 1.00am this morning. Side effect of some pretty intense chemotherapy.

    I'm not even 40 yet.

    I breastfed both my children for quite a while, which is supposed to be protective of breast cancer.

    My point? When breastfeeding, don't dismiss cancer as a possibility. Thankfully my husband didn't.

    Yes the chemotherapy is horrendous...but I will survive this.

    Early detection equals life.

    Please feel your boobs

    Sent from my SM-N910G using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Big hugs. My aunty was diagnosed while she was still breastfeeding, unfortunately you can't rule anything out due to breastfeeding. May she rip. Sending you lots of healthy anti nausea vibes xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Please don't let breastfeeding get in the way of feeling your boobs.

    I stopped breastfeeding in mid-December, and found a lump in early January. I foolishly assumed it was just a blocked milk duct, and did nothing about it for 2 weeks. My husband pestered me to have an ultrasound and Mammogram...and I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has spread to the lymph nodes of my armpit.

    I am lying here in bed incredibly nauseated, having vomited over 12 times since 1.00am this morning. Side effect of some pretty intense chemotherapy.

    I'm not even 40 yet.

    I breastfed both my children for quite a while, which is supposed to be protective of breast cancer.

    My point? When breastfeeding, don't dismiss cancer as a possibility. Thankfully my husband didn't.

    Yes the chemotherapy is horrendous...but I will survive this.

    Early detection equals life.

    Please feel your boobs

    Sent from my SM-N910G using The Bub Hub mobile app
    GBH @J37 your a GP aren't you? I know many will dismiss this but please look into cannabis oil to help you. I don't believe in it (only to help). But a combination yes. I will pray for you xxx


 

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