I Got Breast Cancer Early—My Mom Didn't Have It Till Her 60s


"My grandmother died of breast cancer and my mother had a mastectomy" (:33)
Betsy knew her family history of breast cancer put her at high risk but was vexed about getting it so young.

Betsy's grandmother died of breast cancer at 67 and her mother had a mastectomy in her 60s—so Betsy knew she was at high risk. But it came as quiet a shock to the double mastectomy survivor to be diagnosed in her 40s.

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