Mothers and Daughters
Even if we did have the BRCA gene, so what?  We still have beautiful lives.
I lost my mother at a young age and witnessed it every single day. There's not a day that goes by that I don't grieve for her and mourn her loss It will never close for me. -- Marcy K.

Mothers are the centers of her family’s universe. When your mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it changes your life in many ways. Not only does it impact you and your risk for developing breast cancer, but it also leaves an emotional scar that can be profound and lifelong. A family history of breast cancer changes your perspective, deepens your appreciation, and, unfortunately, increases your risk. Having a mother diagnosed with breast cancer teaches you that life is short and it should be lived to the fullest. You also learn the value of regular breast cancer screening, early detection and BRCA genetic testing. The goal is to enjoy life today, plan for tomorrow, assess your risk, and advocate for your own breast health.

"The genealogist told us that our mutated gene just hasn't been discovered yet."
"My mom had a similar diagnosis just about a year before."
"I got tested for the BRCA gene."
"I had the gene testing and I didn't have whatever the gene mutations are."
"I hope that this has been a beneficial experience for my daughter. I can remind her to make sure you go for your check-up."
"The last 2-1/2 years of my mother's life were the worst of my entire life."
"Even if you are really careful, there's that fear."
"When my mother had a mastectomy, she had a six inch scar across her breast and a prothesis. I was a relief to know there were lots of other options available."