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Marla Ruhana

Marla Ruhana
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 47. Learned I was BRCA2 positive Autumn 2013, had bilateral simple mastectomies Dec 10, 2013 and opted for oophorectomy(BSO) 2/24/14. I feel so relieved!

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Cinthia Laverdy
Manalapan, New jersey, 43. I was lucky to found my ovarian cancer at stage 1

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Maria
Melbourne Beach, Florida, 47. Stage 1 IDC in 2009, lumpectomy, chemo, radiation. Aunt diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian 2012, tested pos for BRCA2 Nov 2013. Surgeries scheduled 2014

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Inga S.
Portage, Mi, 39. Realizing that with 4 beautiful kids, I needed to make some tough choices so that I hopefully can be around for their future, with a brca2 diagnosis

Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson
New Lenox, IL, I am 25 years old and just had a double mastecomy on oct 30. I am in the reconstruction process.

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J
Oakland, California , 28. None

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Sharon
Saunderstown, RI/USA, 52. Tested positive for BRCA1 July,2013. Had ovaries/tubes/uterus/cervix removed Oct. 2013. Now thinking forward to planninf PBM.

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Mary Tripp
Framingham, MA, 45. Diagnosed as BRCA1+ in May, Salpingo Oopherectomy scheduled for December.

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