I have been watching the news and see that taking aspirin is likely to help people with a history of bowel cancer.
I had breast cancer at the age of 32 and ovarian cancer at the age of 52. It is Stage 3C. I responded well to taxol and carboplatin but had a relapse in March and thankfully am clear again with CA125 of 6. I am on Icon 6 trial also. Otherwise, I feel quite fit and healthy at the moment.
However, last year I had a genetic test which showed that I have the mutation even though there is not evidence of breast or ovarian cancer in my family.
I find this very difficult at times as I carry it around in my head most of the time. My daughter is about the age when I had breast cancer. She has recently had a baby daughter and I am only now in a position to talk to her. However, she obviously can't cope with it as she doesn't want to talk about it. Therefore, I haven't spoken to my sons or my brother as yet so nobody is even considering a test.
I would be really pleased to hear if anyone else is in this position. I worry about the implications on my family as much as my cancer. I do have a genetic counseling appointment in November so hoping this will help.
I see cap.org was mentioned for people interested in the aspirin trial.
It would be great to know that there is something happening for the families of BRCA1 and BRCA 2.
I'd be grateful to hear if anyone has any experience or knows anything more about this.