Does breast or ovarian cancer run in YOUR family?
As many as 1 in 600 people carry a mutation in either BRCA1 or BRCA2, the hereditary genes known to be linked to breast and ovarian cancer. If you carry either of these, your chances of breast or ovarian cancer can increase by as much as 85%.
A simple blood or cheek wash test can reveal whether you carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Our founder, Nancy West Romer, carried the BRCA1 mutation. At only age 40, she passed away after an 8-year battle with ovarian cancer; had she known she carried the gene, she could have taken proactive measures and her outcome could have been completely different.
That's why Check Your Genes was formed: to urge everyone to know their family history and get tested. Knowing your risk can help you make proactive decisions about your own health to avoid a cancer diagnosis and save your life, or the life of someone you love. Please...
Knowledge is the best form of early detection. Determine your risk today.
To view the webinar, Updates in Communicating with Your Family About a BRCA Mutation, click below.
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