AiRS Spokesperson Allyn Rose encourages self exams in an interview with Shape

Allyn Rose was only 26 years old when she underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. But she didn’t choose these procedures because of a breast cancer diagnosis. She chose them as a preventative measure after losing her mom, grandmother, and great aunt to the disease. This was just the beginning of her journey of breast cancer advocacy.

To achieve that goal, Allyn now works with the AiRS Foundation, a non-profit organization that partners with physicians, health care providers, and health care centers to provide people with support, information, and resources (both financial and educational) for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. (Related: Breast Cancer Is a Financial Threat No One’s Talking About)

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