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Posts from the ‘BRCA’ Category

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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The Art of Loving

We know that offering help can be Loving. But what about asking for help? Why do we judge people so harshly when we, or others, ask for what is wanted or needed? Instead, let's honor gratitude and paying generosity forward.

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My BRCA Story (part 4)

The DIEP Flap procedure was the best option for me. What worked for you?

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Pay Attention to the Pancreas

BRCA talk ends up mainly about the breasts and ovaries, but let's not forget about the pancreas.

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BRCA Country

Netflix's Wine Country shows how important it is to support friends through whatever they're going through, even BRCA blood results.

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