By: Brooklyn Cobb
“I literally thought to myself what are the chances?” When I found out I was BRCA2 positive in 5 years ago, they suggested I do the prophylactic mastectomy and I remember saying to my doctor, c’mon what really are the chances?! I know having the gene increased my risk of having breast cancer in my life up to 80% but I thought I would enjoy my boobs for a bit, have kids, then get the prophylactic mastectomy and a nice new boob job. Funny how life goes.
In March 2020, I never had a lump or sign/symptom, but my annual breast mri came back with suspicious activity. They said we likely don’t need to biopsy it because it wasn’t crazy obvious and likely just dense tissue. I advocated for myself and had them do it. You have cancer Ms. Cobb. I can still hear her voice on the phone. From there, I had a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and reconstruction, but I’m now cancer free and thriving, hoping to encourage others with this awful disease 💕