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.
Know your Family History- Knowing your family history will help you decide what steps to take when it comes to personal and medical decisions.
Cascade Screening- Successfully letting other family members know about the BRCA gene mutation will save lives. Knowledge is power!
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.
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 email@example.com. These organizations provide support and information to individuals who have or are affected by a BRCA gene mutation.