Patient Stories

These patients have generously agreed to share their experiences with us, and with you. We hope you find comfort and inspiration from their stories.

“When I was diagnosed, I just cried…all the way through to my first surgery. It was a hard experience.”

– Carolann C.

Double Mastectomy with DIEP Flap and Nipple Reconstruction

“I felt like if I talked about [my risk of breast cancer], it would be real, and I didn’t want it to be.”

– Gail S.

RISK-REDUCING Nipple-Sparing Double Mastectomy with DIEP Flap

“I’d like to say it was a surprise, but I come from a family with a history of breast cancer.”

– Jennifer C.

Double Mastectomy with DIEP Flap and Nipple Reconstruction

“I was diagnosed [with breast cancer] at 16 weeks pregnant…I was 30 years old.”

– Jennifer M.

Double Mastectomy with Implants

“The diagnosis of breast cancer was really something that just came out of left field for me.”

– Kathie P.

Nipple-Sparing Double Mastectomy
with DIEP Flap

“When I discovered that I did have the [BRCA1] gene mutation…it was just a constant stress in the back of my mind.”

– Melissa G.

RISK-REDUCING Nipple-Sparing Double Mastectomy with DIEP Flap

“I was really young, and even though my mom had breast cancer, I just didn’t think I would ever get it.”

– Rosemarie L.

Double Mastectomy with DIEP Flap and
Nipple Reconstruction

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