Yea Lainy, I think (hope) I am done with cancer!
From my understanding, negative genetic tests don't mean you won't get something, but it does mean that you won't pass the genetic propensity to your children. I do not have a family history of breast cancer or thyroid cancer (or CC for that matter), but have had them all. More people get breast cancer who are not genetically disposed to it then those we are, however, an extremely high percentage of people with the genetic mutation for Breast cancer develop it over their lifetime.
Good luck with the testing. It is quite an emotional roller coaster getting the tests and results. In my opinion, you have to understand your goals for getting the test and not hang your hat on them coming back either way (+ or -). I wasn't sure which I was hoping for, since an explanation would have been nice but then I would have the possibility of passing it along, so should I hope for negative? I guess I landed on not letting the results change the way I thought about myself. I didn't do anything to cause these cancers and if I had a defect, that would not have been my fault. I did get emotional when thinking about 'doing this to my daughters" but the genetic counselor was clear that I was "doing" anything!
I am just curious if there are other tests that people have had. I'll be interested in if/what kinds of tests they recommend.
Happy New Year!
Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.