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Laura E
Eau Claire, WI, 42. Actually finding out I have the BRCA mutation so I can do something about it! My genetic counselor has been fabulous & getting involved with FORCE!

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Phoenix, Az, 27. I am BRCA1 positive, single, with no children. I discovered my status 3 yrs ago. I am currently using surveilance until I am ready for surgeries!

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Marilyn Robinson
Berkeley, CA, 64.

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Kelley K.
Atlanta, GA, 22. My name is Kelley and I am 22 years old, single, and have no kids. I recently found out that I am BRCA1+ positive.

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Laura B
Meridian, Idaho, 33. I was diagnosed BRCA-1+ 3 months ago. Three weeks ago I under went a PBL Mastectomy...the most empowering thing I have ever done for myself...


Southaven, MS, 27. I haven't been tested for BRCA yet, but I have another gene mutation that labels me high risk and a family history. I'm getting my PBM in spring '11.

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Karin Aguirre
Auckland, New Zealand, 31. I felt a sense of belonging right away, and being with so many other women who understand the emotions of this mutation, I get teary thinking about it

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Karin C.
Canyon Lake, CA,


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