Thursday, August 22, 2013

test results...

while i've written elsewhere why i don't subscribe to a gene-based view of cancer but prefer a metabolic/emotional one, i did consent to having my genes tested as part of a new program at the hospital. the result are in and i don't have the damaged BRCA1/2 genes, which means that even from a medical point of view, this cancer is not genetically driven (which they expected it to be), but a product of context... the perfect storm i contributed to these last twenty years which produced this singular, life-altering event.

this means, in short, i have no greater risk of developing a cancer than the average person and if i can beat this first effulgence of my frustrated body energies, there's no reason to think i'm at risk for subsequent cancers. they said it, not me.


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