Tracy Milgram-Posner learned that she carried a BRCA2 mutation when she was just 21 years old. In the pre-Angelina Jolie era, feeling alone and isolated, she started a FacebookGroup, BRCAStrong, which has since grown into a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is “To support, educate, inspire and empower Previvors and Survivors. To eliminate the feeling of isolation and help them feel whole again.” Tracy shares how learning she had a BRCA2 mutation at such a young age impacted her life decisions; how she feels she wasn’t given enough education related to the effects of having her ovaries removed at just 32 years old; how helpful telehealth genetic counseling was for her even years after her diagnosis—and how she wished she had received the benefit at the time of her diagnosis; and how she navigates talking to her young children about BRCA-related risks.
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