Why I decided to have a double mastectomy

Heartwarming diary of a brave woman who discovered she had the BRCA gene

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For generations, the women in Lindsay's family have battled with breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.

The BRCA gene. which can increase the risk of several female cancers, runs in Lindsay's family.

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After a series of tests, she and her sister discovered that the BRCA gene was passed down to them by their father: Lindsay discovered she had a 50% chance of developing breast cancer, and that the risk would increase as she got older.

The sisters made a decision to undergo a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. In this candid video, Lindsay tells her story.