Six years ago, Breast Cancer Awareness Month took on a whole new and personal meaning for me. After much thought, research and prayer, I made the difficult decision to have a preventive mastectomy. Yeah, preventive, as in, there was no breast cancer, well at least not at that time. But I was having a lot of trouble and it was clear to me that something was not right.
I chose to play offense and part of that, was having a preventive mastectomy. As the daughter of two breast cancer survivors, I was at high risk for the disease and my risk only increased when I was diagnosed with a pre-cancerous condition.
But what took me by surprise was the reaction by some to the choices I made about my own life. Here’s my story.
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