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Cancer Previvors, Survivors and Libido

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are focusing on sexuality in cancer survivors and previvors. Did you know that there are specialists in this area who can help you (and your partner) to get back in the groove if your libido is low? Here are some tips on regaining your libido from Sharon Bober, PhD,  Director…

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To Have Or Not To Have Genetic Testing?

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 advice they offer! Photo Credit: Laura Rice It’s not painful. You’ll get so much out of it (the answer). You’re strong enough to find out and move…

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Joanna Rudnick, Filmmaker of BRCA Previvor “In the Family” Documentary

October 2018 Update 28 Years Ago: Mary-Claire King discovered BRCA1 and its connection to familial breast cancer.  17 Years Ago: I learned I was BRCA1+. 10 Years Ago: My personal film on being BRCA+ and falling into the brave-new-world of “previvorship” was broadcast nationwide on PBS. 5 Years Ago: I finished treatment for triple-negative breast…

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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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Beyond BRCA: Testing negative and living in the ‘gray zone’ for cancer risk

This is Stacey’s story of searching for a genetic explanation for the prevalence of breast cancer in her family. Genetic Counseling Note: When a patient tests ‘negative’ for genetic mutations, part of the genetic counseling process is to interpret what that result means in context of the patient’s personal and family history. In some cases, it…

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Rates of Genetic Testing on the Rise While Utilization of Genetic Counseling Plummets

mGC Offers a Digital Solution to the Genetic Counseling Gap A recent article published in JAMA Oncology found that the majority (63%) of women who pursued genetic testing for BRCA testing never received genetic counseling. Researchers surveyed women whose clinicians ordered BRCA testing and a total of 3,874 patients completed the questionnaire assessing BRCA knowledge,…

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