My Explant Story to Healing

KINTSUGI: Stacie-Rae O’Sunshine KINTSUGI – The ancient Japanese art of mending broken objects with gold, making them stronger than before. It was the Beginning of 2010, and the reality of my mothers death from ovarian cancer was barely settling in when we got the letter from the Canadian Cancer Society that she was, in fact, BRCA1 positive.  2 days later…

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Live In The Present

BY: Krystal Totherow In 2020 I have decided to live in the present. I am presently BRCA1 positive. Presently at an 87% risk of Breast Cancer and 43% risk of Ovarian Cancer. Presently mourning the loss of my mom, the loss of my boobs. Presently terrified of this mastectomy and who I will be after. Presently knowing I’ll never have…

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BRCA Journey as a Previvor

By: Erica Clem 8 years ago, my 24 year old self was entering my second year of teaching.  Bright eyed and ambitious, I had the world at my fingertips.  I had just returned from a summer traveling Europe, had received a fellowship to pursue my Master’s Degree, blissfully continued my college relationship and deciding where my best friend and I…

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For many women with the gene, cancer’s not a matter of “if” but “when.”

“That’s been a lot of coping and a lot of counseling,” Childers said about her diagnosis in 2011. “My anxiety was so enormous before the surgery that I broke a cast iron skillet.” Childers said: “I banged it on the counter a couple million times, because it sounded good. It sounded like what I was feeling. It’s rough.” For full…

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