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
Don’t Patent Me!
I should have written about this over a week ago, but I've been so busy and, you know, got engaged and whatnot! Anyway, a little over a week ago the Supreme Court made a vote that genes cannot be patented. Why is this a big deal to me you ask? Well, because I have a… Continue reading Don’t Patent Me!
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!
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