I have something to share, and I’m not sure the right way, but I figure this is a good start. And why share? Well, it doesn’t do me any good not to speak and potentially inspire someone else in the same situation.
There is cancer in my family on both sides. My mom and aunt had breast cancer, and my other aunt and great-grandmother had ovarian cancer. Because of this, I decided to do genetic testing in May 2021. As it turns out, I have a rare genetic mutation that puts me at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The stats are pretty high, and with my family history, as well as my results and guidance from the high-risk cancer clinic, I will be heading in for a double mastectomy and hysterectomy. I see this as an opportunity, something that can save my life. Through my experience, I hope to help inspire people to be an advocate for their health! It doesn’t matter how healthy you think you are! It can happen to anyone.