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Woman shares her story of battling cancer, the importance of genetic testing | Wear The Gown [Video]

Many women with breast cancer should get genetic testing, experts say.

SAN ANTONIO — Catching any type of cancer early is the best way to beat it. BRACA-1 and BRACA-2 are breast cancer mutations that put women at a higher risk for developing ovarian cancer, which is often not caught until it is in the late stage. 

"I was 25-years-old when I had a breast tumor that was on one of the breast on the right one," said Maribel Galvan who ended up having cancer in both breasts. 

And with more than 30 relatives with a history of cancer, she wanted to be proactive. Galvan told us, "It never crossed my mind until I was 39. That was the second time I had some problems with my left breast. And that's when we decided to go ahead and do the genetic testing."  

Dr. Pamela Otto, the lead breast cancer radiologist …

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