Yup! Lancome lipsticks. The rose scent is waaay too overpowering for me. Also, most of Lush’s lip balms are too sickly sweet for me.

Of course I have thought about genetic counseling.

So, let’s say I take the test and find out I have an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, then what do I do?

This was the point I was making: The only […]

I don’t believe that I gave the impression that I was a medical professional. I’m sorry if it came across that way. What information was I giving out that was not correct? I didn’t say anything definitive, just […]

I’m also adopted and have felt torn about testing in the past. My mom thinks I should get tested, but I think it’s not a good indicator of risk unless you have your bio-medical history.

Here’s my argument […]

Yes, there’s a founder effect among Ashkenazi Jews for a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. I would say though, that because only one of your blood relatives had breast cancer you aren’t necessarily high risk. Just […]

No problem, Christine! Thank you for posting the article.

Quick correction: Everyone carries the BRCA1 gene. The genes help repair damaged DNA. What Jolie has is a mutated BRCA1 gene, which raised her chance of breast cancer.

You’re definitely correct, however, Jolie had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer. Also, her mother passed away at a young age (56) from breast cancer. In her case, I think she would have been remiss to not […]

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