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Published on December 27, 2019

ABC7 News: BRCA Gene

1 in 3,000 women get breast cancer during pregnancy. One VHC patient discovered the harsh reality that her breast cancer experience could have been far different if she had known her family health history. In the final months of her pregnancy, Gillian Maupin learned that she had been carrying the BRCA gene, passed down through generations in her family. A team of five doctors at VHC worked to remove her cancer and safely deliver her baby -- but her story shows just how vital knowing your family health history is.