My advocacy and passion has taken me on quite a journey so far!
I removed my healthy breasts and ovaries and have no regrets. In fact, I am extremely proud of my decision and would not change a thing.
I tested positive for the BRCA2 mutation which gave me an 87% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and a 40% lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer. I felt like a ticking time bomb. I knew I could control my fate, and so, I dealt cancer a pre-emptive strike!
My story began seven 11 ago when my father tested positive for the BRCA mutation. Yes, men can inherit the BRCA-mutation.
After I received my positive results, I knew that I was going to have risk-reducing surgeries. Six weeks later, I underwent a full hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). Two months later I had my risk reducing double mastectomy with reconstruction.