One hundred and ten pounds of prevention

Angie’s mother and grandmother died from breast cancer, and she carried the gene for it, too.
So, she had a preventative double mastectomy.
She also had a hysterectomy, and had her ovaries removed, too.
More tests revealed more bad genes.
Surgeons cut away a bad kidney, a lung, some skin, and a leg.
Over the course of a year, she had herself completely hacked to bits.
Reduced to a brain in a jar full of cutting-edge life-sustaining electrolytic fluids, she finally felt safe.
That’s when her doctor found the brain tumor.
He poured the jar into the toilet and flushed.

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