Brandi Maxiell, aka the sassy diva on VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives LA,’ is not any stranger to onscreen drama however in a current health scare, issues received very actual. In a Doctors unique, she got here to us for some solutions.
9 years in the past Brandi was recognized with ovarian cancer. She was younger, went straight into surgical procedure and thought for positive she was not going to outlive this ordeal. Post surgical procedure she was left with just a bit little bit of her left ovary, which was simply sufficient to offer her the prospect to have a toddler in the future.
After two years in remission, she determined it was time to attempt to have a toddler together with her husband NBA star Jason Maxiell. With only a partial ovary, she was capable of get pregnant utilizing assistance from IVF and she or he gave start to a wholesome child boy.
A pair months in the past Brandi began to really feel ache and tenderness in her breasts. Ovarian most cancers and breast most cancers are sometimes linked collectively, so this gave her pause for alarm.
The Doctors despatched her to breast most cancers surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk to get checked out. Dr. Funk carried out a breast examination and did a genetic check to see if she has any predisposition to getting breast and different numerous forms of most cancers. This check checks for BRCA in addition to one other gene mutation referred to as Lynch syndrome, which ties ovarian most cancers to a number of several types of most cancers related to it. If you’ve any of those gene mutations you’re out of the blue in danger for probably getting different issues like uterine most cancers, sarcoma, and even mind tumors.
Brandi joins The Doctors to seek out out the outcomes of her genetic testing. Check out the video to see Brandi’s outcomes.
If you are interested by getting your genetic testing achieved, please seek the advice of your doctor.