In April 2018 Andrea was diagnosed with HER-2 positive breast cancer. Fortunately, this was detected early in stage one, however she still went through both a lumpectomy and then a hysterectomy. In that moment that she was diagnosed Andrea said she became overwhelmed by the amount of questions she thought she should ask but she couldn’t think of the right ones. Although she had an understandably emotional reaction initially, thinking “why me?” she said she never hit an extremely low point and always kept a level of optimism throughout.