I Survived Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Here’s How I Cope With Fears of Recurrence.

Stephanie Johnson was 38 when she was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer in September 2011. After learning that she had the BRCA1 gene mutation, which can greatly increase your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancers, Johnson had chemotherapy followed by a double mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of her ovaries).