Krystle Hensley

Krystle Hensley was diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive, progesterone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer in 2016 at the age of 27. Three weeks later, she found out that she was also BRCA-positive. She had a double mastectomy, immediate reconstruction, went through an egg harvesting procedure, and did four rounds of chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide and docetaxel). She currently gets leuprolide injections and takes aromatase inhibitor.

After being diagnosed, Krystle started a blog called, in which she talks about events that happened before, during and after her treatments. She graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in May 2017. During her time at Tulane she worked at the Tulane National Primate Research Center researching HIV and SIV.

Krystle is from the coast of North Carolina, currently working for a gym and with the district attorney. She will attend DePaul University’s College of Law in Chicago starting this fall, with the goal of specializing in healthcare law. She hopes to become a cancer rights attorney.