A young woman's story of genetic testing and risk-reducing mastectomy
Full article: https://www.health.com/condition/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-after-mastectomy-at-39
Alejandra Campoverdi comes from a family with three generations of breast cancer. As a former White House aide and active educator in the Latina community, she has openly shared her story of genetic testing, her BRCA2 mutation and her plans for risk-reducing mastectomy at age 39. (6/6/19)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
Given my personal and family history, what is my risk of breast cancer?
Can you refer me to a genetic counselor?
What prevention options are best for me? What are the risks and benefits of each option?
When is the best time for me to consider risk-reducing surgery?
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.