Behind the Pink Ribbon
Donna Blau | No Nipple!
Sep 3, 2019 · 38 min
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Donna Blau, 27 year and 2-time breast cancer survivor, stopped by the studio today to share her breast cancer story. She was initially diagnosed with DCIS in 1992 at the age of 40 years old. Donna underwent a single mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. At that time, no other therapies were recommended and she was not tested for a possible genetic mutation. Seventeen years later, Donna was diagnosed with mucinous carcinoma in the same breast. She underwent explant surgery and had an abdominal-flap surgery to reconstruct the left breast followed by 6 weeks of radiation. Following radiation, Donna underwent another reconstructive surgery that included nipple reconstruction without her consent. This surgery resulted in significant complications. Donna shares her traumatic experience of having dying tissue on her breast. Donna also talks about finding out that she had a genetic mutation, passing the mutation onto her oldest daughter, and how her daughter's decision has inspired Donna t…
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