Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Removing the Doubt: One Woman's Choice for Bilateral Mastectomy

Thirty-six year old Karen Aulner has never been diagnosed of cancer. However, she has watched her sister fight the disease since 2000. So when Ms. Aulner tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation in 2004 she decided to have a bilateral mastectomy. Please keep in mind that this is just one of the options available to women who learn they carry a BRCA mutation. For more information about options for surveillance and risk reduction please speak with a genetic counselor and your physicians.

To read more about Ms. Aulner’s story please click on the above light blue link or visit www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/06/AR2009040602380.html