Heather Madele received information through the DNA kit for her, which she learned from the history of WCCO.
"It's scary because you do not know what to do," she said.
"She was young enough, she was 35 years old," she said.
At a young age, her mother had breast cancer and received a positive result for the BRCA gene, a mutation that greatly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Wisdom knew that she too should be tested.
"I tried to find out what to do, and that's when the history of WCCO came out, and my husband said they were doing something about the BRCA 1
. I needed to stay cold in isolation when I tried to understand my next steps, "she said. Experts believe that now that more women in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin know that they have a gene, life will be saved.
Gavin, of the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, said.
Gavin said with women being tested after a story hanged at WCCO, 5-6 percent would test positive for a mutation. Since many will opt for surgical intervention, it is possible that the incidence of cancer in our area will decrease. Steps aimed at reducing the risk of cancer, first removing its chances of ovarian cancer.
"This summer in early June I have a hysterectomy," she said. – I feel it is one of the types of cancer that you do not know. There is no testing for him. You do not know if you have it for me that it's a bit worse, so I decided to make it the first.
In the end, she will also undergo a double mastectomy. Now I have a mammography twice a year, while I do not have mastectomy, "said Mastel. There is still time to see if you have the right, but there are only a few hundred places left.
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