Brianna knows first hand how important it is to be proactive with your breast and ovarian health. Watching her mother lose her 15-year battle with breast cancer inspired Brianna to be her own best health advocate. Pregnant with her first child, she vowed to understand her risk, and after her child was born, planned on taking action.
Brianna welcomed her son Declan into the world and immediately began to put her proactive plan in place. She was overwhelmed with the joy of motherhood and committed to building a healthy environment for her new family to grow. Just 7 months after Declan’s birth, Brianna underwent genetic testing and learned she was positive for a genetic mutation, giving her up to an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
And then, while breastfeeding one day, Brianna found a lump. While the lump could have been brushed off as a clogged milk duct from breastfeeding, Brianna and her provider decided it would be best to have an ultrasound. Results showed stage 2 breast cancer, and Brianna decided to have a double mastectomy.
Brianna’s story illustrates the power of prevention and early detection. Brianna took proactive action and advocated for herself to ensure a happy, healthy future for herself and her family. Now a mother of two, Brianna is committed to empowering all women to be proactive advocates for their health through her involvement and support of Bright Pink.
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