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How to Emotionally Handle Having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Mutation

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Adi Constantin

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Your Potential Risk of Cancer


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Timing is Everything


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Stay Calm While You Wait for the Results


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You’re in Shock


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Digest the Information


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Brooke Cagle

You Do Not Have Cancer


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Ben White

It’s Like Going Through the Stages of Grief


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Radu Florin

When You Test Negative


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You May Feel Guilty


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Find Sources of Strength


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How to 'Embrace Your Choice'


Bethany Kandel

Bethany Kandel

@cancerfreebies

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. Her articles have appeared in dozens of national publications and websites, including The New York Times, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, and Woman’s Day. After a breast cancer diagnosis, she began writing about the subject. She created www.BreastCancerFreebies.com, where she helps patients/survivors find free wigs, hats, and other resources to help them thrive. Find her on Twitter @cancerfreebies.