5 Ways to Take Control of your BRCA Positive Status

  1. Be Proactive About your Health– Finding out that you are positive for a BRCA gene mutation is a very emotional time. Be sure to check in with your doctors to ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to be proactive about your health.
  2. Know your Family History- Knowing your family history will help you decide what steps to take when it comes to personal and medical decisions.
  3. Cascade Screening- Successfully letting other family members know about the BRCA gene mutation will save lives. Knowledge is power!
  4. Live a Healthy Lifestyle– Okay we all know you can’t trump genes… but you can try! Live a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to exercise regularly and decrease your sugar and alcohol intake.
  5. Take Action/Reach out for Support- Take action by starting a BRCAn’t Stop Me organization at your college or university or attend monthly support meetings at your local Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered branch. To start a BRCAn’t Stop Me of your own contact brcantstopme@gmail.com. These organizations provide support and information to individuals who have or are affected by a BRCA gene mutation.

About previvor14

Previvor; Founder of BRCAn't Stop Me; FORCE Community Liason
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s