Category Archives: breast cancer

A Gut Feeling: How advocating for my health led to early detection of breast cancer

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 when she was 50 years old. Luckily, she caught it at an early stage and after a mastectomy and hormone therapy, she’s been living cancer-free ever since. It was scary watching my mom go through such a big health scare when I was just 23. In […]

How Genetic Testing Helped Our Family Navigate Breast and Ovarian Cancer

My mother-in-law, Marcia, was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. Her older sister had been treated for breast cancer a few years before, so Marcia knew what to expect. Medicine had not yet linked genetics to cancer risk.   Years later, science discovered the BRCA gene mutation and its link to breast […]