What are Breast Cancer BRCA Mutations?

Mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are relatively rare and are predominantly inherited. Mutations in BRCA  genes are detected by a simple blood test ordered by your doctor  if he or she thinks you are at an increased risk of having the mutation (e.g. due to family history, multiple relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, or early onset of disease). Whether you have or don’t have a BRCA mutation can dictate the way your doctor treats your cancer and also impacts which  clinical trials are suitable for you.

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Anatomy of a Scar: A Reflection

Scars. They reflect the roadmap of our lives. No matter if they are beautiful or ugly….they’re ours. Meaningful and sometimes tragic reminders of the battles fought, lives produced and everything

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