Breast cancer is on the minds of many this October, and three local sisters have a story that could save generations.
Three-year-old Sophia doesn't always watch her elbows, and about seven months ago, she bumped her aunt in the chest. That's when 43-year-old Minerva Brambila noticed a lump.
"So as time went on, it started getting bigger, bigger, bigger, bigger; it never shrank," Brambila said.
A mammogram later revealed an aggressive form of stage 3 breast cancer.
"In a way it's a good thing she kicked me because if she wouldn't have kicked me, I don't know when until I would have got another mammogram," Brambila said.
Brambila's aunt on her dad's side died from breast cancer, so doctors prompted her to get tested for two known breast cancer mutations. She was positive for BRCA2.
Her youngest sister, 33-year-old Adriana, got tested next. She was positive. She did a mammogram.