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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to provide this link as a reminder to all women how to “be aware.” Click this link for a good to-the-point article.  On my home front, today I had my 8 week post-operative appointment. The doc says things are healing well, and I’ve been cleared to begin strength…


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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