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Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer, Family History and Testing BRCA Negative

Samantha Golkin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.

Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Breast Cancer Awareness, But Not Knowledge: Study

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While Angelina Jolie's announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy raised awareness of breast cancer, it did not lead to more people unde...

Why Women Who Test Negative For BRCA Mutation May Still Face A Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Women who test negative for family-specific BRCA2 mutations, but whose family members possess the mutations, may still be at a higher risk for breast ...

The Sisterhood of St. Angelina

Shelley Ross | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelley Ross

Disclosure of something as personal as having had both breasts removed is quite a daunting decision for many reasons, least of which is fear of being seen as "less of a woman," as even a world-class sex siren felt obligated to note.

Women With BRCA Variants Don't Have Worse Cancer Outcomes, Study Shows

Reuters | Andrew M. Seaman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The outlook for breast cancer patients carrying variant versions of the BRCA genes is a...

'I Don't Want To Be A Statistic': My Decision To Get BRCA Tested

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Kravette

Growing up with the BRCA mutation looming overhead caused an enormous amount of strife within my family. Everyone approached the possibility of having this gene differently.