I presented a talk to the first year Emory medical students for Genetics in Cancer Day on Nov 17, 2009. I was invited by the course coordinator, Dr. Kate Garber, and by my genetic counselor, Christine Stanislaw, MS. They wanted me to talk to the genetics class about my family's history of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC), my experience with BRCA genetic testing, my test results, my short- and long-term reactions to the options afforded me by the test, and my subsequent prophylactic mastectomies. The lecture is followed by a Q&A session with me and Christine. Run time is approx. 58 min.