Thank you for visiting my page! I am 48 years old and I had a bilateral mastectomy 4 years ago. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years prior. We did not have any breast cancer in my immediate family nor was there any overwhelming family history. Fate intervened and I decided to get gene tested in 2015. I found out I had a gene mutation, PALB2, Partner and localizer of BRCA2. I was watched closely for 18 months and in 2017 I was diagnosed with DCIS, Stage 0. I chose a bilateral because of my age, family history, and gene mutation.
So my story was one in which I feel so very lucky to have caught this so early. Now, I want to help others find the services, education. and support they need wherever they may be in their journey.
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