16th May 2014
I’m a 28 year old single woman who was recently told that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. Apparently my mother inherited the mutation from her father. I would dearly love to have children in the future, when I find the right partner and have a stable job. But I’m concerned about my high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. As I make decisions about preventive treatment, what should I be considering in terms of my future fertility?
Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. As you know, carrying the BRCA1 gene gives you a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer over the course of your lifetime. While women without this mutation have about a 10% chance of developing breast […]