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BRAVE Coalition Foundation Episode 3 What Made You Decide

Episode 3 What Made You Decide with Heidi Herrick

BRAVE Breast Cancer Survivor and BRAVE Ambassador Heidi Herrick After ignoring an unusual mass for several months, in the spring of 2018, Heidi Herrick reluctantly scheduled a visit with her GP. The following four weeks was a flurry of tests, ultrasounds, biopsies and the call that no one wants to get, “You have cancer”. Heidi had just turned 38, and certainly didn’t fit the mold of a breast cancer patient. After all, this was supposed to be a menopausal woman’s disease. With an ER/PR + diagnosis, and a BRCA 1 variant mutation, Heidi elected to have a BMX, prior to chemotherapy & rads. This was not an easy decision, as both a lumpectomy and mastectomy come with their own set of pros and cons but with careful guidance from her general surgeon, Dr. Rajgopal, and her reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Anshu Gupta, she made her decision. More of Heidi’s Story