Imagine knowing that you’re at a high risk of breast cancer. What would you do?
This exact dilemma faced 42-year-old Stephanie Kelly. The mother of four had suspected for years that she was at risk for breast cancer. After all, her mother had it twice. When she tested positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, which carries a high breast cancer risk, Kelly didn’t panic. Instead, she got herself a double mastectomy.