Isn’t it strange that we now live in a world where doctors are able to tell you that you have a 100% of getting a specific type of cancer?
Heard on the radio the other day about a test that European Jewish women can do that will tell them if they have a certain gene—a gene that results in an 80% chance of breast cancer. Certain women testing positive for this gene are having their breasts removed just to be preventive. Its CRAZY how common breast cancer is. Will we someday live in a world where breasts are just automatically removed post-puberty?
My Dad was diagnosed with malignant melanoma yesterday. We won’t know the stage of the cancer until tomorrow—everyone send out good vibes and for the religious—please keep him in your prayers. As for me, because of my blonde hair, fair skin, green eyes, freckles, and multiple moles I was already high-risk for melanoma—I believe they said my odds were about 50%. Now that my dad has been diagnosed I have a 100% chance of getting melanoma.
I don’t even know how to feel about it yet, I suppose it hasn’t sunk in. It’s a little strange to be told that you have a 100% chance of acquiring a specific type of cancer. They’re going to remove all my moles and I’m going to be scarred from head-to-toe.
Apparently there is a link between melanoma and pancreatic cancer, so because my Dad has melanoma and my Grandpa died of pancreatic cancer, I have a 20% chance of getting pancreatic cancer as well.
Anyone else have experiences with cancer?