My Decision to Have a Preventative Bilateral Mastectomy

About 11 years ago, after my mom's breast cancer diagnosis, I found out that I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. You can read more about that journey here. I've known since that day that I would eventually have a preventative (or prophylactic) double mastectomy in order to reduce my risks of developing breast… Continue reading My Decision to Have a Preventative Bilateral Mastectomy

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Join in the Shred!

As everyone knows by now, I have been participating in the Summer Shred and Extreme Summer Shred through Bobbi McCormick's blog NHerShoes. This has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me! I have lost 7 pounds so far and will be measuring my inches in about a week, but I can definitely tell my… Continue reading Join in the Shred!

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

This morning I cried when I heard on the radio that Angelina Jolie had announced through an article in the NY Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation that is known to make one more succeptible to breast cancer. As soon as I got to work, I looked up the article and… Continue reading BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations