June 26 at 3:30 p.m. I remember saying to myself, “My life is never going to be the same.” It was the day I was told I had breast cancer.

I had always feared this day would come, but I never really thought it would.

Just three weeks before, in between work calls, I had taken an at-home saliva test by a genetic testing company and mailed it in.

Honestly, I had forgotten I even did it.

My grandmother passed away from breast cancer. And my beautiful mother — who is healthy now —

had a double mastectomy in her late 40s after being diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, often referred to as stage 0 breast cancer.

If left untreated, DCIS can turn into invasive cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

After her surgery, she tested negative for mutations in her BRCA genes, and she is still negative.