Gratitude for BRCA

When my older sister got diagnosed with a 2nd breast cancer two months ago and had to have a mastectomy, it changed things for me as well. She’s been incredibly brave …

15 Years of Surveillance

When my mother died nearly 4 years ago, I was crushed. It wasn’t just losing her, it was how we lost her. Her cancer, multiple myeloma, was ugly and furious. …

2nd Chances

My wife Bonnie’s recent BRCA2 positive diagnosis (wow, has it only been a week) has been like a hammer blow to my heart. After many failed marriages and relationships, I …

Possibility vs. Probability

I find myself considering the word probability… with a BRCA2 mutation, the probability of getting breast cancer in my lifetime is as high as 85% and ovarian cancer as high …

Positive Results: BRCA2

My world just got rocked!! I carry the BRCA2 mutation. This indicates a probability that I will get breast and/or ovarian cancer in my lifetime. Why did I get tested? …