Tag: breast cancer

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 […]

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My BRCA Journey by Allyn Rose

Allyn Rose via Instagram (@allynrose) I remember very distinctly the day that I was tested for the BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. I sat patiently in my OBGYN’s office, staring at the posters about birth control… pregnancy… STDs, but none of them referencing the decision that I was about to make. I was choosing to [...]
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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Preparation and knowledge are often the most important tools when facing health challenges. Genetic testing is an invaluable resource in determining if your family history increases your risk for breast cancer. The three most well-known genes that can determine a person’s risk for breast cancer are the BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2. Some cases of breast [...]
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