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Great piece for understanding the reality about genetic testing for Breast Cancer. Myth: If I test negative for BRCA-1 and 2, I’ve got nothing to worry about.

Great piece for understanding the reality about genetic testing for Breast Cancer. Myth: If I test negative for BRCA-1 and 2, I’ve got nothing to worry about.

Ten-Year Survival in Patients With BRCA1-Negative and BRCA1-Positive Breast Cancer

Ten-Year Survival in Patients With BRCA1-Negative and BRCA1-Positive Breast Cancer

Approximately 75% of patients who have a BRCA1 mutation and in whom breast cancer develops will have the triple negative type.

Approximately 75% of patients who have a BRCA1 mutation and in whom breast cancer develops will have the triple negative type.

#BRCA "BRCA AWARE" Wonderful interview from Caroline Presho, director of BRCA UMBRELLA.  BRCA test 'given me the chance to change my future'

BRCA test 'given me the chance to change my future'

#BRCA "BRCA AWARE" Wonderful interview from Caroline Presho, director of BRCA UMBRELLA. BRCA test 'given me the chance to change my future'

Coming up ON 20/20 THURSDAY, MARCH 27th  It's now known as the "Angelina gene", the hereditary cancer gene that increases your chances of breast and ovarian cancer by up to 80%. 20/20 meets one young woman who, as she calls it, "been dealt the BRCA cancer card", and who has had the same surgery as Angelina Jolie. She is on a mission to educate people about the gene, but 20/20 has a surprise meeting in store for her.

Coming up ON 20/20 THURSDAY, MARCH 27th It's now known as the "Angelina gene", the hereditary cancer gene that increases your chances of breast and ovarian cancer by up to 80%. 20/20 meets one young woman who, as she calls it, "been dealt the BRCA cancer card", and who has had the same surgery as Angelina Jolie. She is on a mission to educate people about the gene, but 20/20 has a surprise meeting in store for her.

BRCA Positive: Do You Even Want To Know? #refinery29  Amy Shainman's opinion:  GREAT PIECE. It should be noted, however, that there are currently NO ACCURATE SURVEILLANCE METHODS for OVARIAN CANCER. CA-125 blood marker tests and transvaginal ultrasounds can be used as "TOOLS" only. I am hoping Freeman is aware of this.

Breast Cancer Gene - BRCA Genetic Counselor

BRCA Positive: Do You Even Want To Know? #refinery29 Amy Shainman's opinion: GREAT PIECE. It should be noted, however, that there are currently NO ACCURATE SURVEILLANCE METHODS for OVARIAN CANCER. CA-125 blood marker tests and transvaginal ultrasounds can be used as "TOOLS" only. I am hoping Freeman is aware of this.

New HIPEC treatment effectively kills Ovarian cancer

New HIPEC treatment effectively kills Ovarian cancer

Find out which of Kaplan's MCAT prep options—Live Online, In Person, Private Tutoring, or Self-Paced prep—is right for you.

Find out which of Kaplan's MCAT prep options—Live Online, In Person, Private Tutoring, or Self-Paced prep—is right for you.

This is a picture of what the BRCA1 gene looks like.  Isn't God amazing, an artist in even the small things!

This is a picture of what the BRCA1 gene looks like. Isn't God amazing, an artist in even the small things!

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