Nancy Rocco, Corona, CA
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My mother passed away from breast cancer when she was 48 years old. My family really never recovered from our lost. So when I had my daughter I knew I would never skip a mammagram or annual check up.
The hardest part of my journey
The hardest part of my journey was the scariness of it all. Its (cancer) is so much bigger than we are and the thought that my daughter could endure the pain I did of growing up without a mother was too much to bare. But, (and this is big but), the healthcare I received and the support(by friends, family and the medical community) helped me get through it day by day.
If I could do it over again
No sure...I wouldn't change anything I did but I'm not sure if I had known I was BRCA1 positive before I had cancer if I would have done things differently. What I do know is that EDUCATION is power. Read everything, talk to your doctors, talk to friends. Learn as much about your diesase and treatment as possible.
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