I Am A Previvor - Berta Lippert

I Am A Previvor

I Am A Previvor

Posted by b in FORCE, previvor, prophylactic mastectomy 10 Jun 2011

A person who does not have cancer, but has precancerous cells or a genetic mutation known to increase the risk of developing it: a pre-survivor.

With the rise in genetic testing and groups like FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) that encourage women to find out whether they’re likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer, some previvors are taking such drastic measures as getting preemptive mastectomies or hysterectomies.

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Previvor: Past, Present, Future

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