Andrea

Patient Leader

I am a BRCActivist. When I was 25 years old, I discovered that I have up to an 87% lifetime risk of having breast cancer, and up to 60% lifetime risk of ovarian cancer when I tested positive for a BRCA1 deleterious gene mutation. This mutation was passed from my great grandmother to my grandmother to my mother to me. My great grandmother and grandmother died because of this mutation, and my mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cancer in her early thirties. I want smarter options to screen for, treat, and prevent cancer. I want better data for women so that we can make informed decisions about our cancer risk.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Geek Health Activist Best in Show: Blog

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Patient Leader Hero
Andrea

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