One Family’s Battle With Breast Cancer: The Genetic Link

Michelle was 38 years old when she went for a mammogram after her sister, Barbara, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Michelle soon learned that she had cancer and the two sisters fought their battle together, side by side, through surgery and chemotherapy.

The rest of their family decided to pursue genetic testing for cancer, which showed the women carry a gene mutation for breast cancer. The disease, which had been passed on through generations of women in their family, has devastated them, but has not broken them.

Today, they stand tall and proud – with knowledge and the power to help the next generation of women in their family beat breast cancer. This is their story.