Marleah, 27, was inspired to pursue a career in health communications after watching her mom and aunt undergo treatment for breast cancer at a young age. Because of her family history, Marleah sought genetic counseling and testing, and she tested positive for a BRCA2 gene mutation. To manage her risk, Marleah has currently chosen surveillance. Learn more about Marleah by watching her videos.
Marleah: Inspired by My Mom
When Marleah was 8 years old, she watched her mother, then 38, go through treatment for breast cancer. Her mother’s experience inspired her to understand and her own risk, and she learned that she has a BRCA2 gene mutation like her mom and aunt. To manage her risk, Marleah currently undergoes surveillance.
Marleah: Understanding My Risk to Help Others
Marleah’s family history of breast cancer was her motivation for pursuing a career where she can be an advocate for herself and others at high risk. At 27, Marleah explains that understanding her risk has been an emotional journey, but also a good journey.
Marleah’s Bring Your Brave Ad
Marleah took steps to understand her risk for breast cancer because of her family history. She encourages young women with a family history of cancer to learn their personal risk.