I’m new here and this is my first post… In June my wife died in my arms from triple-negative metastatic breast cancer caused by an inherited mutation in a BRCA2 gene. Her nearly 4-year cancer struggle was a nightmare journey through some of the darkest regions of hell for her, for me as her caregiver, and for my adult daughter. But none of it should have ever happened! Despite a devastating family history of cancer, there was an inexcusable failure to communicate the urgent need to be genetically tested by relatives acutely aware of a germline BRCA2 mutation. Our hopes and dreams were wiped out because nobody cared enough to speak up. My life has been absolutely shattered and moving forward seems impossible. But, since my daughter also carries the mutation she inherited from her mother, I’m making it a personal mission to tell her story and to help prevent others from suffering like my wife did. (On my blog I tell the whole story and along with the post I have created a list of numerous resources where more hereditary cancer information can be found, including links on how to talk to your family about health history and genetic cancer risks: https://www.carefreeartist.com/p/love-loss-cancer-advocacy.html) Nobody should suffer and die of a preventable cancer.