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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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Angelina Jolie’s Impact: Hereditary Cancer Advocacy

It’s been three years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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Podcast: Making Prophylactic Surgery Decisions

On this episode of Cancer Bytes, our CEO and President of My Gene Counsel, Ellen Matloff, sits down with one of her first patients, Ellen P., and reflects on the impact of genetic testing. Ellen P. was faced with making a prophylactic surgery decision before BRCA testing was available. In 1996 she meet with Ellen…

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National Caregivers Month: Gabbie & Meaghan’s Story

Gabbie (left) and her best friend/caregiver Meaghan (right) Did you know that November is National Caregivers Month? Today we are sharing the story of two friends, one BRCA positive and the other who stood by her side through a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. Being a caregiver can really mean taking on many different roles.  As this…

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