Mentors for Military Podcast
About This Show
The Mentors for Military Podcast brings real talk from real veterans. Who wouldn't want a chance to hang out each week hearing from awesome warriors who want to make a difference by sharing their inspiring and motivating experience? These awesome people blend in so well that it's hard to know they are out there because they are humble and silent professionals. Grab a seat and tune in here each week to hear their stories. Hosted by military veterans. (aka Mentors4Mil)
Most Recent Episode
EP-90 | Margaret Smith | Army Officer | Running For Her Life
7 days ago
Imagine finding that you are genetically predisposed for the genetic mutation BRCA2. According to the National Cancer Institute, BRCA2 (Breast Cancer 2, Early Onset) is "a gene on chromosome 13 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell's genetic material. When either of these genes is mutated, or altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired properly. As a result, cells are more likely to develop additional genetic alterations that can lead to cancer." When Maggie discovered she carried the BRCA2 gene, she took immediate action and began the run for her life. Hear how she reacted when faced with this life-threatening medical issue and how her husband helped her recover and find her new passion. She was quoted in the Army Times as saying "I want women to get tested…I want them to know there are others out there experiencing the same thing, others who have been through it," Smith said. "Men are carriers too -- get tested."
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