I receive test results from Dr. Veltmann. I open the documents and try to read through them. They may as well be written in Mandarin and I have absolutely no idea what they mean. We schedule a time to review and after he spends nearly 2 hours explaining my test results to My Husband and I, I still have no idea what he is talking about. I only hear one thing.
Dr. Veltmann starts out, “As I suspected you have SNPs on your CYP 1B1 gene, your COMT and your GSTM genes. This means that you are indeed not methlyating estrogen.”
Dr. Veltmann explains the pathways of the estrogen and breast cancer. I don’t understand anything he says except that I have all of the ‘SNPs’ (Messed up DNA) that cause the estrogen not to be excreted in my urine. Instead the estrogen (the most recent excess estrogens being the high doses of fertility drugs and then birth control pills the gynecologist put me on to control the uncontrolled bleeding) stayed inside my body wreaking havoc.
I learn that the conversion of Estrone to 4 and 16 hydroxyestrone is cancerous. I have a SNP on CYP1B1, COMT and GST.
Now we must test my estrogen levels through a urine test.
I can not take in the information. I listen politely and ask him what to do.
He sends me a list of supplements to take and then sends me the supplements.