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by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

I was filled with emotion when asking my three sons to share what they remember when I told them I carried the BRCA genetic mutation and how it affected them...

My oldest son Sam- “I recall a sense of relief on one hand as I finally knew there was some logical explanation as to why the cancer kept coming back, at the same time, the relief quickly turned to fear and uncertainty, mostly surrounding the fact that there was no cure or preventative solution for this issue you and potentially others i...

How did I get here- I never could have comprehended what this breast cancer path for myself-my healthy, active, vibrant self would be, but here I am and here it is… my fourth diagnosis.

I grew up in a ‘normal’ home with loving parents as a healthy, active little girl with two older brothers and our dog. Loved playing outside, going to dance class, lots of friends and the highlight each year was our summers at the Jersey shore. Nothing better than playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean fro...

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 w...

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