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There are so many stories on FORCE and so many members willing to share their experiences. We hope these profiles can help you connect with our community and get advice from people like you — people who have been where you are today!

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Jessie Swisher

Jessie Swisher
Wamego, KS, 29. I am BRCA 2 positive and had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy February 6, 2013.

Jane E. Herman

Jane E. Herman
New York, , New York, 50. As a tribute to my mom, who never knew she carried a BRCA mutation, my journey has been marked by efforts to raise awareness about hereditary cancer.

Robin Seaber

Robin Seaber
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 52. BRCA II Positive Ovaries Removed at age 40 Prophylactic Double Mastectomy 9/13/12 Expander's to Implants 5/3/13

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Marla Brichta
Northbrook, Illinois, 61. After prophylactic breast surgery the pathology came back with a very early DCIS in one breast. I saved my life, no other treatment needed!!!

Susan Stewart LeCou

Susan Stewart LeCou
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 68. Fall 2007, Stage 1 Ovarian CA; surgery & prophylactic chemo. Apr 2008 3c RT Breast CA. Bilateral mastectomy, chemo & Herceptin. May 2013, no evidence

Alice McCormack Osmers

Alice McCormack Osmers
Brick, NJ, 42. I had preventative oophorectomy after learning of my BRCA 2 status.

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Sherry
Carrollton, TX/USA, 50. DCIS, lumpectomy and radiation, genetic testing, BRCA2 positive, ovaries removed, mastectomy and reconstruction.

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Britta Iltis-Van Vliet
Turlock, CA, 28. My Mom is BRCA1 positive and a FOUR time cancer survivor. My sister and I are BRCA1 positive. We both have had life saving prophylactic mastectomies.

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