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My Experience at the FORCE Conference

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 10th annual FORCE conference in Orlando. FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) is an organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and other cancers. Such as those who have a BRCA or other genetic mutation which greatly increases their risk […]

The first cut is the DIEPest

Until you are in the position where you must decide on which type of breast reconstruction you want or what type is best for your body and individual situation, you probably never realized how many options there are. While breast reconstruction can never mimic natural breasts completely, there is an option that comes quite close. […]

The Other Side of My Story

Women facing the decision to have a double mastectomy come from many different directions and they also come from many different relationship statuses. Some have been through a cancer diagnosis and treatment, some have tested positive for a genetic mutation that puts them at a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer, some have both. […]

My YSC Summit Experience

I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual YSC (Young Survival Coalition) Summit in Atlanta.  YSC is an organization that provides support and resources to young women diagnosed with breast cancer and their co-survivors. This was my first time ever attending a conference, so I was a little nervous, but it was truly a […]

It’s not about shoes & wallpaper

Deciding to have a double mastectomy when you don’t have cancer is a very difficult decision to make and even harder to explain. Many people are uninformed and think you are just overreacting or taking “drastic” measures. They think it means disfigurement or unnecessary risk. I didn’t feel like I was allowed to express any […]

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