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Our book, Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions, is an invaluable resource for women facing decisions about their breast and ovarian cancer risk. In it, you will read about the stories of five previvors, Lisa Marton, Mayde Wiener, Amy Rosenthal, Rori Clark, and Suzanne Citere, as well as research based on interviews with more than seventy leading medical experts. Author Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from cancer and wondered, “Am I next?”

This blog will introduce you to the world of previvors and the issues that we face every day. So Welcome! We look forward to hearing from you!

One year ago today (October 5, 2010) was the launch of our book, PREVIVORS:  Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions.  Boy does time fly by.  It’s been an amazing year and we plan on continuing our effort to educate those at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  Previvors have options today that didn’t exist years ago:  heightened  surveillance, chemoprevention and surgery.  We need to know our options to make informed decisions!

Today is National Previvor Day. This day is so important for the millions of men and women out there who are previvors: People who have no had cancer but have a high risk for developing it. And many of those previvors will be celebrating the long-overdue increased awareness that this day brings to their population.

I wanted to share my thoughts about National Previvor Day.  I have mixed feelings about today.  First of all, I am so happy that I am a previvor in this day and age.  I had choices once I knew my risk for developing breast cancer. 

National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week is right around the corner, and it’s a great reminder to help raise awareness about previvors and their risk for cancer.

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These three little words might be enough to satisfy most people for a lifetime. For me, they simultaneously signaled the end of one journey and the start of a new one. In the process, I learned that there is real truth to the old saying “everything comes full circle.”

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