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WHY Didn't I Have a Mastectomy?

I carry the BRCA2 gene mutation, I have had several bouts with breast cancer and I have NOT had a mastectomy- WHY? When I was approaching 35 years of age, I had my first baseline mammogram since I have a maternal aunt (now 97!) who had breast cancer along with a mastectomy while in her 70’s. When I was 37, my mother (now 88) was diagnosed with breast cancer also in her 70’s and I was reminded it was time for my annual mammogram. One month following my mother, I too was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over a span of eleven years I had 3 positive breast cancer diagnosis, 5 surgeries including lumpectomies on one breast, the Sentinel lymph node tested and was treated with six weeks of radiation

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