Last year more than a quarter of a million women in the U.S. were diagnosed with the  disease.

Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope.

Today, more and more men and women are taking their future into their own hands.

Research shows that about 10-percent of patients diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer were actually genetically predisposed to develop it.

This Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, WFMZ's Catherine Hawley has an exclusive look at a women's journey to become a PREvivor.

69 News follows her seven month journey of being tested for the BRCA gene, having and hysterectomy and double mastectomy.

More and more women are refusing to stand-by and wait for a breast cancer diagnosis.