Would you get tested for it if you had a family history? After my lump scare, my doc suggested that I consider getting tested for it. I've been contemplating it but . . . I dunno. All the men in my life -- NG, my boss, my brothers, etc. -- are quick to say I'm crazy if I don't.
But . . . the women I've talked with are about 50/50. One friend (who also has a family history full of breast cancer) said she decide not to because she realized that if she came up positive, she was not willing to do any of the suggested mitigating treatments (basically taking Tamoxifen (sp?) or elective mastectomy) so . . . decided she'd rather not know. I fully get that and think it makes a lot of sense but . . . I dunno.