Diedre Lewis and her sister, Kimberly, were heading down an uncertain path in 2015. Diedre, then 44, was already undergoing treatment for cancer in both breasts when she started looking into how the disease ran through her family tree. She knew, of course, that her mother had breast cancer. Turns out, so did her cousin … Continue reading With genetic testing, sisters take control of breast cancer
When 36-year-old Paola Gerber found a lump in her breast, she was terrified. Knowing she had a family history of breast cancer at a young age, she automatically assumed the worst. “I have three women in my family who were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40,” she said. Paola thought she was … Continue reading Fearless in the face of breast cancer
In a heartfelt column in the New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about her decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy in order to significantly reduce her chances of developing breast cancer. Ovarian cancer took her mother at the age of 56 and was a constant threat looming in the distance for the … Continue reading A prophylactic double mastectomy: Could it be right for you?