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BY Mariana Torrado

Genetic testing came up during my first visit to MD Anderson. Why? Because I was only 30 when I received my breast cancer diagnosis, and several of my cousins were diagnosed with cancer in their 30s. In fact, my oncologist, Vicente Valero, M.D., also is my cousin's doctor. He recognized that breast cancer runs in our family.

Looking back, I'm thankful Dr. Valero suggested I see a genetic counselor and get genetic testing...

Mariana Torrado shares what it was like to undergo BRCA genetic testing.

BY Mariana Torrado

No one expects to hear she has breast cancer two months after turning 30. I didn’t.

I danced flamenco, exercised frequently, was neither...