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Posts from the ‘BRCA’ Category

Met Gala Meets Mastectomy

After a bilateral mastectomy, especially like the DIEP Flap, it can feel very surprising to see your body represented.

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Remembering, the Eve of my Bilateral Mastectomy

Anniversaries can be fruitful in seeing how far you've come, especially after a bilateral mastectomy.

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BRCA Survivor

After becoming a previvor with her BRCA genetic mutation, Tiffany is now an official Survivor on season 41. How do you bloom with BRCA?

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🌟I did it🌟

Tell yourself, β€œ I can do it”. Take action.
You did it! Now what? πŸŽ‰
Repeat

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Sisters, Not Twins

An exploration of breast expectations can lead to a renewed perspective.

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I Spy a Possible Previvor

We can get so triggered by labels that people use: Survivor, Previvor...isn't it actually about how we choose to label ourselves ?

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Sorta Satisfied

While breast reconstructive surgery falls under the plastic surgery umbrella, doesn't it feel different? Is it really that different?

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Regret

Does regret scare you, as much as she scares me?

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HeritX

There is a ton of research on treating cancer, but who is working on preventing inherited cancer? Hello, HeritX! Now called Cancer Prevention Initiative

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MRE, not for me

An MRE for my youngest brings me back to my own horrific MRI experience, which changed the trajectory of my BRCA journey.

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