Making Decisions in an Uncertain World

January 12, 2019

When Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel learned she carries the BRCA (breast cancer) gene and has an 84% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in her life, it was difficult news to hear but not a complete shock. After watching her mother live with breast cancer, Marleah decided to have genetic testing. With a positive BRCA diagnosis, Marleah chose to increase her surveillance—one of four options for a positive genetic test result. She lives by her mother’s mantra, “You make the best decisions you can with the information you have at that time” and advises listeners to not be afraid of the uncertainty; you have to embrace it. “Knowledge is power”.

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