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Angelina’s Impact: Genetic Counselors Share

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Angelina’s Impact: Genetic Counselors 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 genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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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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Sexuality Clinics – Vaginal Dryness and Pain During Sex

In keeping with our Valentine’s Day theme, 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? Here are some tips on vaginal dryness from Sharon Bober, PhD,  Director of the Sexual…

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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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Angelina's Impact: Genetic Counselors Share

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 genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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