Throughout her life, Jackie witnessed many relatives on her father’s side of the family die from breast or ovarian cancer. At 35, she sought genetic counseling and testing and learned that she has a BRCA gene mutation. In 2015, Jackie had her ovaries removed to manage her risk. She continues to undergo regular breast cancer screening. She is empowered by the roadmap she has created to manage her risk. Learn more about Jackie by watching her videos.
Jackie: Taking Action for My Daughter
Jackie, age 38, has a paternal family history of breast and ovarian cancer and a BRCA gene mutation. She shares how understanding her risk enabled her to take action to reduce her risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and create a roadmap for a bright future for her and her 4-year-old daughter.
Jackie: Testing for a BRCA Gene Mutation
Jackie saw many relatives on her father’s side of the family get diagnosed with and die from breast or ovarian cancer. Because of her family history, her doctor recommended she receive genetic counseling. Jackie explains her experience with genetic counseling and testing.
Jackie’s Bring Your Brave Ad
Jackie took steps to learn about her risk for breast and ovarian cancer because of her family history.