Last reply 2 weeks ago
BRCA2 and RRMs

Evening all

My mother has the BRCA2 gene.

I am seeing my GP to arrange the counseling and test process.

RRMS has suddenly, convinced me to have the test.

There seems to be a link with MS.

Has anyone got some info.

All I can see is the mention of Lemtrada which I start R2 in June 19.

Thanks
Rich

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stumbler
1 month ago

@tallritchie , now that’s a diverse question, if ever I saw one! Anyway, I found this bit of research which may (or may not) be appropriate :-

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596187/

You’re wise to understand what this may mean to you. Knowledge is power.


tallritchie
1 month ago

thanks so much … will update if I come accross anything.. the 25% risk of prostate cancer … means I may need annual checks


sfrox
1 month ago

I tested negative for the BRCA2 mutation, and I have RRMS. That is just a piece of date for you.

I don’t know about my mother – but she did die of breast cancer. However, that was likely not genetic but rather caused by a hormone therapy she took while pregnant called Sibestrol. I think her BC was caused by that, because none of her 7 siblings or her mother’s family or any of my cousins have had breast cancers.

Wishing you well with your MS therapies.


tallritchie
2 weeks ago

Thanks sfrox for the best wishes

Am doing well after Lemtrada R1, just trying to be proactive 😀

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