Linda M., Fort Bragg, California
I'm 50, and married with four kids. I'm BRCA2 positive.
I'm more than my risk… some fun facts about myself:
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Found out about BRCA2+ status between 6 months to 1 year ago. Tested because my paternal Grandmother and sister had breast cancer. Father had colon and kidney cancer. I have had breast cancer twice – two primaries. Had an OOPH/ hysterectomy, and a failed TRAM reconstruction.
The hardest part of my journey
Telling my children I had cancer, both times. Chemo was NO picnic!
If I could do it over again
I would have had a bilateral mastectomy the first time.
I believe my five surgeries in 15 months were for a reason. Because of them, I learned I am BRCA2+ and now my siblings, children and grandchildren have the knowledge to make decisions about their health.
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