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Coverage for Genetic Testing
A woman who has inherited a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who does not have such a mutation. Insurance companies should not have the right to decide who gets funded for testing.
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Breast cancer is becoming more common in younger women, and the type they are getting is typically more aggressive. It is important that women become and stay aware of their body, and react quickly if they see or feel something unusual.
Breast cancer surgery can take a huge physical toll on the body, which requires rest and care for proper healing. Many women have questions about when they will be able to return to work after breast cancer surgery. That answer, Dr. Julie Billar says, depends on the type of surgery... Read More →
Former NFL cheerleader, Andrea, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and found out she carried the breast and ovarian cancer gene, BRCA-1. She went through treatment and is now a cancer survivor. Throughout her right, she struggled with the lack of control she had over her body and sickness. One way she fought back against the cancer was to take control and shave her own head instead of watching her hair fall out naturally.