149. Betty Dicker (BRCA2 Mutation Carrier, Previvor and Cancer Survivor)

On today’s episode, I am speaking with Betty Dicker. Betty was diagnosed with a BRCA2 mutation when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Betty had a prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries) to reduce her ovarian cancer risk. She had been planning on a bilateral mastectomy but life got in the way. She was undergoing breast cancer surveillance with MRI and mammograms but in 2021, she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ. As she was undergoing planning for her breast reconstruction, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On today’s episode, she talks about being a previvor, her cancer treatment, survivorship, survivor’s guilt, mental health and more.

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