Young Woman Faces Breast Cancer After Birth of Baby
During a routine pregnancy ultrasound, Parul felt a lump in her breast. Knowing she carried a genetic risk for breast cancer, she scheduled a biopsy.Just days after delivering her daughter, she was diagnosed. Within a month, she was being treated at Stanford. “Genetic testing probably saved my life,” said Parul. “Because we knew her BRCA status, we could more optimally select therapies,” said her Stanford medical oncologist Melinda Telli, MD. After 12 weeks of targeted, combination chemotherapy, followed by surgery, Parul was cancer free.