Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the NY Times about getting a preventive double mastectomy. She did this because she tested positive as a carrier of the BRCA gene. If one tests positive for this genetic mutation, one has up to a 65% lifetime risk of getting breast cancer. If one tests positive
"With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer." -Betsey Johnson Most of us in this cause know someone who has been a victim of breast cancer and some of us are victims ourselves.
Some young women with a family history of breast cancer, such as 24 year old Allyn Rose (a Miss American contestant), plan to take the most extreme step to preventing breast cancer by having a double mastectomy, even before being diagnosed with breast cancer. (A double mastectomy is a surgery that
On Friday, December 14th and 9:30am ET, twenty school children, their four teachers, and two school administrators were murdered by a lone gunman. The moment we learned about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut will be etched in our memories forever. The horror of this incident was the last straw in