STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — A local breast cancer survivor visited the KCAL9 set to discuss her journey after being diagnosed.

Nicki Boscia Durlester has written a book called. “Beyond the Pink Moon,” which chronicles the struggles she faced.

For most of her life, Durlester lived with the knowledge that she is a carrier of the BRCA2 cancer gene.

On October 16, Durlester will be joined by Philanthropist/Producer Nina Montee Kark, surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Mao Shing Ni, for a book and DVD signing. The event is open to the public. Call (310) 260-0013 to RSVP or for more information.

October marks National Breast Cancer awareness month where several nonprofit groups stress the importance of screening and early detection, as well as raise funds for research.

To learn more about Durlester and her book, visit:

» Nicki Boscia Durlester: “Beyond the Pink Moon”

Comments (4)
  1. Renee Shane says:

    My name is Renee I am 32 years old I took the brca test at the age of 27 and tested + for both cancers. My family history of breast cancer is very strong, my grandma and aunts and cousin and mom all diagnosed in there 30’s. My mom at the age of 32 past away at 35. My cousin took the test at 28 diagnosed at 29 all but my mother survived. Do to the history my healthcare provider Kaiser Perm. basically said best choice is to have the double masctomy which I did and happy I did so, not happy with the reconstruction that they did but happy, this meant everything a cancer patient would go thru except chemo and radiation. I did not do the surgery for ovarian since no one n my family had it, I am still to young to do that one at this time. I know have currently around me and give support my mother in law diagnosed a month ago, and four of my friends mothers.

    1. Renee Shane says:

      Opps I meant now, not know…. Also I beleive in celebrity cases this is as well what Christina Applegate did.

  2. Margie Greenblatt says:

    I loved the segment. Even though Alli inherited the gene, more importantly, she has inherited your positive spirit, desire to help others and goodness. I am honored to know you.

  3. Deirdre Sexton says:

    Why can’t they make a better, less painful device to test for breast cancer? I am sure if men had to have their private parts smooshed to pancake size, there would be innovations taking place.