27-Year-Old From Randolph Decides to Have Preventative Double Mastectomy
Sammantha Finch made the painful decision to have a double matectomy after learning she has the BRCA 2 mutation gene.
The BRCA 2 gene means that you are at greater risk of getting ovarian and breast cancer. Sammantha watched her mom go through a double mastectomy at young age and didn't want to go through that agony.
This is a decison that was not easy, and especially at such a young age. But last year Sammantha had a cancer scare. Doctors found a lump in her breast during an MRI - the diagnosis was 'benign...for now'. Those two little words...'for now' were a game changer. Just the short time she had to wait for the diagnosis was so agonizing, she could't imagine a cancer diagnosis.
But with doctors appointments, COVID and having to go to part time and then at least a month off after surgery, she has made the decision to ask for help. With October being breast cancer awaremess month...I bet we can help.