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New Genetic Test Tells Breast Cancer Risk

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Quest Diagnostics Inc on Tuesday became the largest U.S. company to start offering gene-based tests for inherited forms of breast...

Me and Angelina: Why I Stand By My Decision to Have Preventative Cancer Surgery

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

What do I have in common with Angelina Jolie? We're both moms. We both discovered through DNA testing that we carry the BRCA1 genetic mutation. We both opted for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy to dramatically reduce our risks. And we have both been criticized for our decisions.

BRCA Testing Vastly Underused, Researchers Say

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan Women with a mutation on the BRCA gene are at a five-times higher risk for breast cancer -- but with a simple blood test available t...

If Reconstructed Breasts Are Good Enough for Brad, They Should Be Good Enough for You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

The fact that she made the announcement at all is significant. She could have kept her health issues private, just as she had done for the past several months. If and when the media learned of her surgery, she could have refused to comment.

'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.