Erika Stallings

Erika Stallings

Verywell Health Contributor


Erika Stallings is a lawyer, writer, and patient advocate based in New York City. In 2014, she learned that she carried a BRCA2 mutation and underwent a preventative mastectomy later that year. Her advocacy work focuses on raising awareness of hereditary cancer and genetic counseling and testing in the Black community.

Erika shared her personal experience with breast cancer. Read her full story here.

I’m not just waiting for something to be over. I’m learning how to live with it.

— Erika Stallings

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