Tag: BRCA2

The end of the BRCA series: a wrap up

Wow, what a month. When I first decided to do a series on the BRCA gene I really didn’t realize what was involved. Looking back I will never regret a second of it. But I do have some thoughts on the month. First, my guest posters. My amazing, brave group of women (and one man!)... Read more »

Harvey: BRCA2 positive and a survivor of male breast cancer

Harvey: BRCA2 positive and a survivor of male breast cancer
Harvey Singer and Vicki Singer Wolf are siblings who have both been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Their family history has been affected by several different types of cancer over the years. Breast cancer has affected their Aunt who was diagnosed in 1988, their mother in 1995 and then 1 month later in 1995, Vicki was... Read more »

Susan: BRCA2 positive and Alopecia. Finding a way to help others in the face of her own crisis

Susan: BRCA2 positive and Alopecia. Finding a way to help others in the face of her own crisis
Susan Beausang comes from three generations of breast cancer survivors. She also suffers from Alopecia Areata, or total hair loss. She has two degrees; one in Fashion Design and one Political Science after her career path deviated to the world of financial markets. After coming to terms with her hair loss, Susan put her fashion design... Read more »
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Galia: BRCA2 positive. How a home DNA test changed her life

Galia is the Production Manager for KLRU-TV, the PBS affiliate in Austin, Texas and home to the world-renowned Austin City Limits television show. Galia also produced Lone Star Emmy-nominated SXSW Flashback 2012 and 2013, interviewing, among others, the Deadliest Catch captains and Grumpy Cat. When she’s not at work, she enjoys Cardinals baseball, volunteering with... Read more »

Angie and Amy: twin sisters BRCA positive and together on the plight of their lives

Angie Lucchi is a 35 year old mom of a 6 year old boy and 8 year old girl. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 10 years and is a pharmaceutical representative. Angie graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Life Science from Kansas State University. Angie resides in... Read more »

Bryna: BRCA 2 positive. A lifetime of tough decisions at only 36 years old

Bryna Siegel Finer teaches writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is BRCA2 positive and is an active member of the Pittsburgh FORCE group.  She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their son, and blogs at bloggingbrca.wordpress.com. She is one of the youngest women we have telling her story.  Written by Bryna Siegel Finer In 2005,... Read more »
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Diane: BRCA negative but breast cancer still runs in her family

Diane: BRCA negative but breast cancer still runs in her family
This is our first in a series of guest posts that we will present to you throughout the month of October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My goal is to raise awareness of the BRCA gene and how testing for this can save your life. Introducing our first amazing woman: Diane is an... Read more »

The BRCA gene: Affecting lives and its ability to save them. A series.

The BRCA gene: Affecting lives and its ability to save them. A series.
October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s impossible to miss it – everywhere we see pink. We talk about finding cures, we walk. We fund raise and we hope. Yet, not enough attention has been paid to the genetics of breast cancer. This month, my blog will be devoted to raising awareness regarding the genetic... Read more »