@Cda: Amy says that 23 and me is not an accurate assessment . It only tests for the 3 Ashkenazi founder mutations.
@AnneR : if you already have life insurance, yes positive BRCA test can have impact on life insurance.. Do test first and then get insurance if you can, Gina act does not allow discrimination though with medical insurance co.'s
@Debra: prophylactic removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes iis called bilateral saplingo oophorectomy BSO.
@BarbaraWest: it would make most sense for you to be BRCA tested first before your daughters. Life insurance can be affected. Talk to a genetics expert...your best first step. nsgc.org for recommendations.
@Barbara: each child has a 50% chance of inheriting it. how old are they. The girl should start breast screenings most likely by age 25...