HEALTH & WELLNESS, PART 2 OF A SERIES
Breast cancer survivors: a father's diagnosis helps spare his daughter's life and together they learn how knowing their family's medical history would save others.
ARNALDO SILVA GAVE HIS DAUGHTER VANESSA THE GIFT OF LIFE twice, the second time by saving it. If it weren't for his breast cancer diagnosis, his daughter may have waited until age 40 to get a mammogram, as recommended by the American Cancer Society--but that would have been too late. "if he didn't have cancer, I wouldn't be here," says Vanessa.Vanessa, 33, received a diagnosis of breast cancer shortly after her father's doctor insisted that Arnaldo's four adult children--three daughters and one son--schedule tests to determine if they were BRCA2 positive, a gene mutation associated...