Category Archives: Genetics

August 10, 2016: Because I Carry the BRAC2 Mutation

What happens if you have tested positive for the BRAC2 mutated gene? I’m still not sure I even know or understand all the repercussions of knowing I have this mutation. I can just write about what I know to be … Continue reading

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April 8, 2016: But I Did It All Right

What if I did everything it said to do to prevent cancer? Would I be guaranteed to not get it? Currently, the answer is NO! Most products available today weren’t put on the market knowing they would cause harm. It’s … Continue reading

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February 24, 2016: All Those Scary Words!

When I go to the doctor, I often hear terms I don’t always know exactly what they mean. Some of them sound scary, but then I find out they really aren’t as scary as they initially sounded. Since October of … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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December 13, 2015: An Answered Prayer 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, my daddy won his battle against cancer. Not in the way we had it all planned out to happen though. These past 14 months God has shown me His ways are not often my ways and … Continue reading

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November 16, 2015: Uncovering Another Secret

Today, I went back to Texas Oncology to see my oncologist. This was my yearly check-up. This will be a part of my life for at least the next ten years. Thankfully, I really like my oncologist. 🙂 Here’s what … Continue reading

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May 28, 2015: Thank You!

It’s a crazy time of year; and even though I’ve had lots to say, I’ve found no words to express it all. I’m attempting tonight knowing I still can’t say all that I mean.  The donations continued to come in … Continue reading

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