Tag: mastectomy

BRCA1 Blog Entry: Surgery Is Over, So Why Am I Feeling Down?

Today I had my 1 week post-op appointment. My doctor basically said things are looking good, healing well, and I’m to go back in 3 weeks for another check-in. Everything is great! So why am I experiencing a sudden wave of downtrodden feelings? This entire surgical “adventure” I’ve been on since deciding to get the…


Completing My Surgical Journey to Prevent Hereditary Breast Cancer (BRCA1)

I’d like to invite you to read and share my blog on my surgical journey to prevent hereditary breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 mutation. Anyone can read it and pass it on to someone you think may benefit from seeing first-hand what the choice to have a preventative double mastectomy and breast reconstruction is…


Follow My BRCA Blog for Information and Laffs

I have this in common with Angelina Jolie, but it isn’t Brad Pitt. It’s a BRCA1 mutation, i.e. the “breast cancer gene.” It runs in my father’s side of the family and I recently tested positive for it. I’m healthy and do not have cancer, therefore I decided to take preventative measures.   I keep…


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