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Genetic Testing Saved My Life

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Genetic Testing Saved My Life

May 31, 2024

Dr. Brooklyn Olumba explains how discovering she had a BRCA2 mutation led to earlier breast cancer screening and detection.

At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Brooklyn Olumba was part of ASCO Voices, a program that gives people in the oncology community an opportunity to tell their stories. Her talk was entitled “Genetic Testing Saved My Life.”

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Olumba explain:

  • how she came to have genetic testing at age 25
  • when she started breast cancer screening
  • how she advises young women about screening

Listen now or read the transcript.

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  • cancer.is4her
    cancer.is4her Member Posts: 1
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    My ex-husband's family knew they carried a mutated gene that caused cancer and never told her and now she's dead.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,287
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    @cancer.is4her, welcome to our community. We're so sorry to hear about your loss, and we thank you for sharing this with us. There is no doubt that genetic information plays a crucial role in early detection and prevention.

    If you have any questions or if we can be of support to you during this time, please let us know. We're always here!

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