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- San Francisco Bay Area: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
- Utah: Huntsman Cancer Institute
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Interview with Jessie
A Personal LEGACY Girls Study experience
From Jessie, LEGACY daughter
Why did you decide to participate in the LEGACY Girls Study?
I decided to participate in the Legacy Girls Study because I know people who have had breast cancer and I think it is important to do everything we can to help find a cure.
What has your experience been like participating in the LEGACY Girls Study so far? What is your favorite part of a LEGACY visit?
So far my experience has been very good. Everyone is always very nice and supportive. My favorite part is coming back and seeing the same research coordinators who have been with me since the beginning.
Have you completed optical spectroscopy (OS, or the “light test”) at a LEGACY visit? If so, what did you think? Would you do it again? What would you say about it to another LEGACY girl that was considering it?
I did the optical spectroscopy on my last visit. I think it is interesting that you can use light to see into a person's body. I would do it again and would encourage another LEGACY girl to try it because it doesn't hurt at all and takes very little time while providing important information.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I like to read and spend time with my friends.
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC or favorite place to visit in general, and why?
My favorite thing to do is bike riding because it's fun and allows me to see different neighborhoods in the city.
Do you have any pets? If so, what type and what is your pet’s name?
I have a red-footed tortoise named Franky (she's a girl) who I love very much.