“Ever since I was a little girl I’ve experienced close family members dying of cancer. My brother and father both died of cancer. But I have been so blessed and so lucky. When you’re well informed, you don’t have all that ‘What if, what if?’” On a whim, Patrice Molesevich decided to participate in Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative by contributing blood for genetic testing. Thinking this decision would help other people, she had no idea MyCode would change her life forever. Routine tests revealed a disease-causing variant in her genes connected with cancer. Further testing revealed two small lumps in her left breast. “It was actually a relief. I was excited to learn they have this technology.  And they found it early.” Four weeks after a bilateral mastectomy that also removed some lymph nodes, Patrice looks and feels great “I’m excited to tell people about MyCode. I think it’s a great project. The entire team that took care of me was just phenomenal.” #GeisingerStories 
Patrice Molesevich