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Paula Shares If She Regrets Not Having The BRCA1 Test Sooner (VIDEO)

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Paula explains if she regrets not having the BRCA1 genetic test at an earlier date so she would have known she was at an increased risk for ovarian cancer.

Paula:
I feel so guilty about not having--and I know he doesn’t want to hear this--having had the genetic testing done years ago and maybe we could have avoided all this. But, I don’t want to dwell on that right now, but it’s hard. You know, I have three granddaughters that are going to have to be tested for this mutated gene when they are 18 or 20, and recently I had a conversation with my 16-year-old granddaughter, and she says, “Well, when I am 18 and I am going to be going to college. I want to have the testing done because I don’t want to go away and not know what’s going on,” and that’s exactly what she told me.

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