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At 22, Cara tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation and later diagnosed with breast cancer.

When Cara was 3 years old, her mother passed away from breast cancer. Because of her family history, Cara’s father encouraged her to get genetic counseling and to be tested for a BRCA gene mutation. At 22, she tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation and chose the path of surveillance. After her first breast MRI, Cara was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her treatment ended in 2011, Cara has been cancer-free. Learn more about Cara by watching her videos.

Cara with her counselor
Cara, age 30, discusses how her family history of breast cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage inspired her proactive approach to her breast health, allowing her to find her breast cancer early when she was diagnosed at age 25.
Cara’s father encouraged her to get genetic counseling because of her family history of cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Cara explains how a genetic counselor helped her understand her personal risk for breast cancer.
When Cara was three years old, her mom passed away from breast cancer at the age of 42. Cara encourages young women with a family history of cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage to learn their risk for breast cancer.