BRCA Stories

Please read our information about submitting your story to BRCAinBC. Tell us what testing for the gene has offered you or your family in terms of your own health or your cancer journey and inspire others to become BRCAware.

A complicated legacy

A complicated legacy

My paternal grandmother died of breast cancer when my dad was 16 years old. I am named for her as ...
Read More
A father’s final gift

A father’s final gift

I first learned of my dad’s cancer during my first week of what was to be a 7-week trip backpacking ...
Read More
Two phone calls that changed my life forever

Two phone calls that changed my life forever

In the 1970s, my parental grandmother, then a young woman, was treated for breast cancer and made a full recovery ...
Read More
An ovarian cancer survivor's story

An ovarian cancer survivor’s story

One in forty??! So many of us... what a hard thing to digest! My own ovarian cancer was diagnosed almost ...
Read More
Why I chose not to get tested

Why I chose not to get tested

I first became aware of the existence of the BRCA genetic mutation when my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer ...
Read More