Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
“Would Cancer Get Her Next?”
This article chronicles Alejandra Campoverdi’s journey to have an elective double mastectomy after learning of her significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer due to a BRCA2 mutation. Having overcome obstacles as the daughter of immigrants to become a health ambassador for Latinas, she demonstrated how to navigate the complicated health care system and provided resources to help others in the same position. This compelling story provides an easy to understand explanation of the current science and how women with a family history of breast cancer can be affected by the disease, as well as steps they can take to understand and overcome their risk. This is a topic of great importance and a story of great courage and initiative, a must-read for anyone with breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer.