Please Join us for: What’s Jewish about Breast, Ovarian…. and Other Cancers? (…not for women only!) ≁ Mutations in the BRCA 1 and 2 genes are associated with a marked increase in breast and ovarian cancer as well as other cancers. Three specific mutations in the BRCA genes, called founder mutations, are more common in […]
Do you know your risk factors? Do you know your heritage? Ashkenazi Jews (both men and women) have a 1/40 chance of carrying a mutation on the BRCA gene, regardless of family history. A mutation in the BRCA gene increases the possibility of developing breast cancer up to over 80% and ovarian cancer up to […]
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment: An essential (and potentially life-saving!) conversation you need to have with your doctor! Know your family history, learn your risk. Good article about the difficult decisions (but life-saving actions) ‘previvors’ wrestle with. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/previvors-the-young-women-getting-mastectomies-to-prevent-breast-cancer See Brightpink.org. Fantastic website that will help you learn.