Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
photo courtesy of the author

I Underwent Genetic Testing to Help My Son, and Discovered I Have an Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

What if my son, the boy who has puzzled everyone, has helped to save my life?

What if I have an allergic reaction while flying over the Atlantic and my throat closes up on the plane?

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What if it’s too late? What if cancer cells are already hiding in my breasts or ovaries?




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Taylor Harris is a writer living in Virginia. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Longreads, The Cut, McSweeney’s, and other publications. Her memoir about mothering a son with an unexplainable medical condition is forthcoming from Catapult.