August 2nd Lady Parts Surgery

Here we go. I have a Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy (or BSO) surgery scheduled for Aug. 2 to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes as risk prevention for ovarian cancer. You may …

Process Makes Perfect.

In the past 2 weeks, I’ve found out I’m relatively normal! Just a serious genetic mutation and a history of melanoma to get in the way. But otherwise, normal. In …

What to Ask… Lady Parts

This is a compilation of what we’re learning to ask using resources from the book Positive Results, speaking to other women who have gone through prophylactic surgeries due to a BRCA …

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? …