Tag: BRCA2

  • How My Mastectomies Changed My Life … For the Better

    How My Mastectomies Changed My Life … For the Better

    Although I had complications after my mastectomies, my life has changed for the better. This is my personal journey after risk reducing mastectomies.

  • What To Do If You Are Diagnosed With a BRCA Gene Mutation

    You have just found out you have a BRCA Gene Mutation. What Next? What the result means, the implications of a positive result and what to do next.

  • How to Be Tested For a BRCA Gene Mutation

    This is a transcript of Episode 3 of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness Podcast. Episode description: How to go about being tested for a BRCA gene mutation and what testing involves. How to look at your family health history, and what questions to ask yourself to work out whether you are at a high risk for a BRCA gene mutation. Why it is important to have genetic counselling prior to testing.

  • Being Diagnosed With a BRCA2 Gene Mutation – My Story

    Being Diagnosed with a BRCA2 Gene Mutation – My Story. This is a transcript of Episode 2 of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness Podcast

  • Introducing My New Resource Page and Podcast

    This BRCA gene mutation and cancer awareness resource page and podcast aims to raise awareness of the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation and it’s link to cancer risk. I was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation, and my work as a Registered Nurse brings me into contact with many patients with cancer so I have a personal and professional interest in this subject

  • Update on Resilience, My Word of the Year

    Improving my Resilience is My Goal for the Year My word of the year is resilience.  I thought I would update my readers on how my goal of improving my resilience is going.  Resilience means to keep trying despite setbacks, to never give up.  I chose this as my word of the year to inspire […]

  • How to Perform a Breast Self Examination (and why)

    How to Perform a Breast Self Examination (and why)

    The most important detection for early breast cancer is regular breast self examination. This post will inform you of how to perform a breast self examination correctly, and other important facts

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I will be featuring breast cancer awareness in my blogs, as well as hereditary cancer.  My focus on cancer awareness this month is due to a passion for health promotion.  I can speak from experience because I have been a Registered Nurse for 30 years as well as having […]

  • We Went PINK for Breast Cancer Research

    We Went PINK for Breast Cancer Research

    I went pink to raise money for breast cancer research! Read about our team’s GO PINK dye day

  • I will GO PINK for Cancer Research

    I will GO PINK for Cancer Research

    I am passionate about research into genetic causes for cancer and other diseases. That is why I signed up to the GO PINK campaign because it raises funds for breast cancer research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If dying my hair pink raises awareness and funds, then I’ll do it even though I’m feeling anxious about looking weird with pink hair!