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Mother and Daughter Survive Simultaneous Battles With Breast CancerPublished: Oct. 25, 2021
A mother and daughter from Blair, Nebraska, are in remission after their simultaneous battles with breast cancer.
If you look through the branches of Amanda Nelson's family tree, you'll find a long history of breast cancer. So it was no surprise to her when she found out she carries the BRCA-2 gene, which makes her more susceptible to the disease.
"I knew without a doubt just from that history that the risk was very high for me," said Nelson. "There really never was a question of if I would get breast cancer, it was just always a matter of when is it going to happen," said Nelson.