“For Tracey, a 44-year-old breast cancer survivor from Lenexa, Kansas, knowledge is power. After finding a lump in her right breast, she chose to have a double mastectomy and hysterectomy following genetic testing that showed risk for ovarian cancer.”
Tracey, a former Pro Figure competitor/bodybuilder, was doing her usual morning stretches when she noticed a lump at the base of her right breast, just days before her annual mammogram. At her appointment in March of 2014, Tracey’s radiologist ordered an ultrasound and a subsequent biopsy which revealed invasive ductal carcinoma, a type of breast cancer. “I found out on a Friday night,” says Tracey, “and I was blindsided by the diagnosis. I kept thinking, ‘But I’m healthy, I eat well, I exercise.’ I was in shock."