I am 42 and have the BRCA2 gene mutation. I live overseas and my (private health insurance) gynae here is determined to convince me to have my ovaries removed whenever there is a (benign) cyst on a test result. I currently have 6 monthly ultrasounds and blood tests and annual mammograms. None of these are showing anything sinister. I do not see the point in prophylactic surgery at this point - my relatives who developed cancer both did so over 65. I am being very conscious about eating and healthy habits, decreasing stress and all the contributory factors. Am I naive?
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.