I’m Cara. At 22, the summer after I graduated from college, I tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation. It wasn’t much of a surprise – my mother lost her battle to breast cancer in her 40s and her mother died from ovarian cancer before that. What was surprising was being diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in my right breast at age 25. Read about my journey and experiences, and please get in touch with comments, questions, etc.