Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To Have Or Not To Have Genetic Testing?

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To Have Or Not To Have Genetic Testing?

September and October are Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months, respectively. Bridging the two months is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week which includes National Previvor Day.  We asked previvors in the community: what would you like to say to the person on the fence about whether or not to have genetic testing? Here’s the…

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

October 2017 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides guidelines to help determine who should have genetic testing for hereditary cancers and how individuals should be followed after testing. They recently published updates to these guidelines that we’ve summarized below. The full guidelines can be found here. We’ve also previously published a list of risk factors,…

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Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares

Sue Friedman Sue Friedman is the Founder and the Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.  Sue has been a well-known leader in the BRCA community for many years — this is a bit…

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The Insider’s Guide on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor it we have put together some tips from professionals in-the-know… Before you have genetic testing: Meet with a certified genetic counselor. Many health care providers offer ‘genetic counseling’ but are not graduate trained, board eligible or board certified in this area.  Make sure you’re seeing…

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