The Woman Behind the BRCA Gene Discovery

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Sometimes the most stunning advances in science are based on a hunch that a dedicated investigator just can’t shake. That was the case with professor Mary-Claire King. King discovered the region on the genome that eventually became known as BRCA1, the first gene linked to a higher than average chance of developing breast cancer and … Continue reading The Woman Behind the BRCA Gene Discovery

Not Another Boob Job

It's been a whirlwind since my last post. I have been meeting doctors,setting up fallow ups, preop testing,researching bras and other aftercare items that I might need. I wanted to go a little more indepth about the double mastectomy surgery process, especially for those of you who are considering the procedure. THE SURGEONS: First, I  … Continue reading Not Another Boob Job

The Journey Begins

  BRCA Positive Means: increased surveillance i.e. mammograms and MRI's. Starting at age 26 I began alternating mammogram and MRI's every six months. This meant sitting in a breast health clinic with woman of all ages that had breast cancer. Looking into there eyes meant getting a glimpse into what my life would be like with breast … Continue reading The Journey Begins

Broken Brca

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the best-known genes linked to breast cancer risk. Everyone has these genes, but some people have an inherited mutation in one or both that increases the risk of breast cancer. BRCA1/2 mutations have a 50% chance of being passed down to you from either parent and can affect the risk … Continue reading Broken Brca