I decided to go have the Brac blood test to see if I carry the breast cancer gene(marker). Although I realize that I might not have it now it could always come in the future. My sister was a breast cancer survivor. Nothing is set in stone. Neither of my parents have cancer of any kind and they are into their 80's. None of my grandparents did either. However, I have decided against having the AD test after a lenghty discussion with my own Neurologist. She said to me, " what exactly would you change about your life right now if you knew you would get AD in the future or any other catastrophic disease? I didn't really have an answer. I told her I would not change anything about my life right now. I try to eat right, exercise, and enjoy each moment in life. That is the benefit of having someone in Hospice. It makes you look differently about life..right now and in this moment. Well on second thought , I would travel more and get to the spa more for stress. She said, well both of those can be achieved without a genetic test!
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