Tag: BRCA

How My Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Saved My Sister’s Life

Many people hear about cancer on TV but never imagine the disease affecting them or their loved ones. I was the same way until it affected my family, not once, but twice. On March 3, 2012, we found out that my mother Frances was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seventeen months later, my family was devastated again when we learned that my older sister Lauren received the same diagnoses, at 24 years old. Their doctors were shocked to have a back-to-back mother-daughter case, and my sister was the youngest patient they had ever operated on.