Wednesday, June 20, 2007

They're finally listening to me about my breast cancer risk.

Since only my paternal grandmother had breast cancer, and there are no other women (like a mother, aunt, cousin or sister) with breast cancer in my family, I am considered low risk. It doesn't matter that my sister is younger than me, and that I have no aunts with cancer BECAUSE I HAVE NO AUNTS. I have no cousins with cancer because, up until about 5 years ago, I had NO COUSINS.

So, yeah, it turns out that breast cancer risk CAN be passed from the paternal side, and that it CAN be hard to spot in families without a lot of women.

Like, me.

But, hey, I got enough on my plate, without worrying about breast cancer.

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