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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

By: Diane Becker Krasnick
Sharsheret National Advisory Board member

I just received a copy of your newsletter and was quite pleasantly surprised at its content. I have no idea how I got on your mailing list, but I'm thrilled to know that a group like yours exists I am BRCA 1 positive and am an 8 year survivor of stage 3b breast cancer with 20 positive nodes. I had a bilateral mastectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, 18 months of weekly chemo and 5 weeks of daily radiation. I was also one of the 1000 women included in the clinical trial for Herceptin. Before I moved here [St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands] 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin, (to become the Cantor at the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas), I gave a number of presentations about Jewish breast cancer hereditary issues and the BRCA mutation. Also, check out my personal breast cancer website: http://www.onlydiane.com/. I would love to be a Sharsheret Link!

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