Erica Brown Blog

Well we haven’t actually officially met .. yet!! About 7 months ago after finding out that I was BRCA 1 positive, I came to the internet to find support. I started on Facebook and searched for groups relating to BRCA. I wasn’t alone in this, I had my cousin and The Breasties but I wanted to meet more women and…

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The CanSurvivor by Kelsey Smith

“Tracy and I met at the 2018 Young Survival Coalition Summit in Orlando, Florida. At the time, she was modeling at the Anita booth, fitting women into the most amazing mastectomy sports bra I’ve ever worn. She opened my eyes up to options I didn’t know existed, and we’ve become fast friends since!”  — Kelsey Smith My blog is: www.TheCanSurvivor.com Here…

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Soul on Fire

Finding the confidence to do this boudoir shoot was challenging. This was the most challenging experience of my life and totally outside the box to do this boudoir shoot. I’m barely getting used to my new body and feeling 100 percent in it. However, throughout the photo shoot with each picture taken I could feel my confidence growing. The words…

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Intimacy as a Previvor

Oophorectomy is a procedure when a woman’s ovaries are removed. In my case, I have the BRCA gene mutation, so my ovaries were removed to reduce the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Although removing my ovaries reduced the risk of cancer, there are some effects that I had to consider. One of those effects was inducing menopause, which…

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boobversary

My two-year #boobversary is fast approaching. In celebration, I have chosen to share my experiences as a Previvor. This day deserves to be celebrated and remembered as the day I made the hardest decision of my life. On this day, after being diagnosed with the BRCA gene and waiting 13 years under surveillance, I decided to begin my journey with…

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