Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.
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Disclosure of something as personal as having had both breasts removed is quite a daunting decision for many reasons, least of which is fear of being seen as "less of a woman," as even a world-class sex siren felt obligated to note.
Growing up with the BRCA mutation looming overhead caused an enormous amount of strife within my family. Everyone approached the possibility of having this gene differently.
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