Whilst pregnant with my daughter I was offered genetic testing for the BRCA1 cancergene due to a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer. I was 26 at the time. A few weeks after having my daughter my results came back positive. I was advised I had an 80% chance of developing breast cancer. I was given two choices, either opt for screening which would start when I was 30 or else opt for a prophylactic mastectomy. Due to having 2 young children I opted for the mastectomy, I felt it would be selfish of me not to act on the information I had. I had an MRI scan which came back clear a few months before my surgery. I went ahead with the surgery and was recovering well. When I returned to the hospital 2 weeks later to have my stitches removed I was told I had a grade 3 breast cancer that had not shown up on the MRI scan.