One woman channeled Wonder Woman in her preventative move against breast cancer.
Stephanie Kelly, a 42-year-old mother of four, recently underwent a double mastectomy surgery after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, which means she has an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Kelly told People that she wasn’t surprised when the test came back positive for BRCA1 because her mother has had breast cancer twice.
“With the family history and just my general luck about things, I’d always expected breast cancer to play some role in my life,” she said. “It would have been a great surprise if it had been negative, but I completely expected to hear it was positive.”
So Kelly turned to an iconic superhero to get her through the surgery: Wonder Woman.