The very moment I was sitting in the doctors room and got my results that said BRCA+, it was like a switch went off in my head and I knew that I was not going to wait around for cancer to get to me and I wanted to take control and make sure I was able to take my chances of getting Breast Cancer from 87% to 5%, by having a preventative double mastectomy!
Self-confidence; a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities and judgement. Something most women have issues with in everyday life in general. Add cancer into the mix and the concoction can be devastating.
The aging process is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer. That's because the longer we live, there are more opportunities for genetic damage (mutations) in the body. And as we age, our bodies are less capable of repairing genetic damage.