Peggy Sulahian Cancer

Peggy Sulahian Clears Up Facts Surrounding Her and Cancer

Clearing It Up!

Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Peggy Sulahian opened up early on this season about having a double mastectomy, even though she didn’t have breast cancer. Sulahian took to her Bravo blog this week to clear up any questions people may have regarding her and cancer. What did she have to say? Read on for details.

Peggy Sulahian Clears Up Facts Surrounding Her and Cancer

“I want to clear up my cancer facts…over a span of ten years, I scheduled mammograms and MRI’s every six months, my doctor found a mass in my right breast in the MRI,” Sulahian shared. “The immediate response to this news, was to schedule a biopsy. Despite being negative on the BRCA gene testing, the biopsy revealed pre cancerous cells within my right breast. Few weeks later, we scheduled a surgery to remove the 25 mm of mass, and sent the mass to the pathologist. In a matter of weeks, I was told that of the 25 mm removed, 3mm of it was already cancer.”

“My options were limited to 3 choices: chemo, radiation, or removal of my right breast,” she added. “To be the safest, I took the measure of removing both breasts instead of limiting myself to just one. I wanted to be as safe as possible, knowing that breast cancer runs in my family. Testing negative for the BRCA gene doesn’t guarantee the chance of not getting cancer. It’s a blessing that I caught the cancer before being aggressive.”

“As of now, I am 100% cancer free,” Sulahian also stated. “Please stay on top of your appointments in order to dodge this terrible disease. I want to emphasize that testing negative on the BRCA gene does NOT guarantee being free of cancer. Putting your life in the hands of a reconstructive surgeon isn’t easy. It’s a long healing process mentally and physically, but completely worth not living the rest of your life in fear. I’m currently considering becoming active in the cancer communities, in order to offer my advice, hear more stories, and provide emotional support for women encountering the road block in their life.”

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