An Intimate Look At Breast Cancer

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Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn interviewed Stacey Kim-Jackson, a Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County spokesperson and breast cancer survivor recently. Late Night Health is a proud in-kind sponsor of this Komen affiliate.

Stacey’s breast cancer journey began when her older sister, a radiologist in Chicago, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017 and underwent genetic testing. She tested positive for BRCA1 gene mutation. Stacey was tested that December and was also BRCA1 positive. When she saw her doctor early in January, 2018, a day before her daughter’s, Riley’s, first birthday, she recommended that Stacey have a mammogram to have a baseline for the future. The future turned out to be then. The mammogram revealed a lump. The subsequent biopsy tested positive for breast cancer. First, Stacey underwent fertility treatments to preserve eggs for the future. By February, she started chemo for six months, then had a double mastectomy in August. She is now cancer free. A professor at Whittier Law School, Stacey and her husband, Eric, hope to have other children. Then she plans to have her ovaries removed.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County

 Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the MORE THAN PINKWalk™Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 310-575-3011or visit

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