Your donation will help our mission to support previvors, survivors and thrivers regardless of genetic predisposition. Let’s eliminate barriers for women by sending care packages. These packages will include: robes with drain belts, two post mastectomy pillows and a post mastectomy bra. We believe everyone has the right to feel whole and feminine through this journey. Your donation matters
BRCAStrong strives to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing breast and/or ovarian cancer (regardless of genetic predisposition) through advocacy, direct assistance, empowerment and events.
I am Vicki a 5 year stage 3A GCT Ovarian cancer survivor. 6 years ago at the age of 37, after years of failed pregnancies I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After a failed attempt at saving eggs I entered into chemo. 6 rounds of carbo/taxol. I lost my hair, my ability to have children & so much more. Fast…
By: Emily Goldberg Genetic Counselor As a genetic counselor for the last 10 years, I’ve counseled patients about their cancer risks and guided them through the genetic testing process. I help them decide if genetic testing is right for them and explain how their test results might impact their physical and mental health. We discuss next steps and how to…
ByL Michelle Gray My journey first started on 14 July 2001, when I found a lump in my left breast whilst having a shower. I knew straight away it was cancer even without it being confirmed. My parents (Dad and Step-Mum had just gone away for 3 weeks to USA). I was 34 years old, getting divorced with 2 boys…
My name is Lauren McMasek and I was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer when I was 28. 2017 was a banner year for my personal and professional goals. In June, I started my dream job as a stream ecologist in a small non profit, and on August 5, 2017 I married my best friend and partner of 7…
Cancer came to my life unexpectedly and I felt that I had no control over anything. I felt like the world was on my shoulders….all of it! I quickly realized that I had to be stronger for my son, my family. They were there for me and it was the least I could do. I will never say that the internal fight with emotions is over. I still struggle. It’s not easy, but the 1st thing to do is know what you are fighting for. If not for yourself, then who. The tricky thing is that you cannot help anyone if you don’t try to help yourself first. BRCASTRONG has been for me to help me be better at helping myself to help others. Everyone has a different story to tell, but we are all BRCA STRONG
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My name is Yesenia I am currently 49 years old. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a triple negative invasive carcinoma breast cancer. I underwent 8 months of chemo and 13 rounds of high boost radiation.
I had an invasive bilateral mastectomy immediately due to the fact that I had 5 malignant tumors and under the risk of possible metastasis. This was one of the 14 major surgeries I’ve had to undergo throughout this journey.
It has not been easy but for God nothing is impossible! My faith and the love for my son have been my strength! Unfortunately three years ago I was diagnosed with lupus and presently under treatment for that! But giving up is not an option!
In the midst of my journey I met Tracy and was introduced to her organization BRCA STRONG! It has been my me of the many blessings my Lord has granted me! She has been of huge support to me, but most of all she’s my friend!
To all of you out there going through this journey, I can only say HOLD ON TO THE GOD!!! He is always faithful!! And NEVER LOOSE FAITH!