After seeing her mother and grandmother fight cancer, Kathleen’s daughter, Erin Hardifer, decided to get the BRCA test. Her result was also positive. With two young daughters of her own, Erin went to Dr. Camal for a voluntary double mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction by plastic surgeon Asaad Samra, M.D., FACS, of Bayshore.

Kathleen has resumed her busy career and is back to doing her favorite activities. Erin, 30, is in the final stages of the reconstruction process with Dr. Samra.

“This has been a scary and life-changing journey, and I don’t believe I would have gotten through it without Dr. Samra and my family,” says Erin. “I’d never felt comfortable walking into a doctor’s office until I met Dr. Samra.