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When Your Genes Determine Whether You Live or Die

I spent years afraid to see a doctor, but eventually, I needed to know what the tests would say about my cancer risk

Photo: Victoria Strukovskaya/Unsplash

My life began with an unexpected mass.

Though my parents had been trying to have a child, it wasn’t until my mother took a routine pregnancy test before a…

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Amber Stewart

Amber Stewart

Queer writer, essayist, educator, native Nashvillian, poet. She/Her/Hers.