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How to Live With the Cancer You May Never Get

The waiting game is a different experience for every woman with a BRCA gene mutation

Illustration: Cha Pornea

Three years ago, Mary Margaret, 31, from Vermont, learned that her BRCA gene has a mutation that may well one day cause cancer. “I’m not actually sick. I may not ever be sick,” she says. “I’ve just been told I might get something eventually.”

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Jessica Furseth

Jessica Furseth

Journalist and Londoner. I write about culture, urbanism, agency around health, and how technology is changing the way we live. www.jessicafurseth.com

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