Lorraine's BRCA story
Lorraine Benn is the youngest of four sisters. After the eldest two were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she and her sister Susan elected to have hysterectomies as a precaution. Following this surgery, Lorraine’s histology results came back showing that she had ovarian cancer. Convinced it must be hereditary they pushed for genetic testing. While waiting for the result, she had preventive screening for breast cancer, and was diagnosed with this too. She later discovered she carried the BRCA2 mutation.