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On 1/30/2015 we mailed 43,000 signatures to Secretary Sylvia Burwell. While we await a reply, please show your support for this important initiative by adding your name to the petition. Thank you!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 47,468
Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

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. A positive genetic mutation test result can bring relief from uncertainty and allow women to make informed decisions about their future, including taking steps to reduce their cancer risk.

Insurance companies should not have the right to decide who gets funded for testing. Take action today — urge Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to adopt legislation requiring insurance companies to cover genetic counseling and testing for the BRAC1 and BRAC2 mutations. Sign the petition below and tell a friend!

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Dear Secretary Sylvia Burwell,

I urge you to adopt legislation requiring all insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene testing upon recommendation from a medical professional. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death, and unfortunately most of us know at least one mother, sister, or friend who has been touched by this disease.

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, and families have the right to know about their own genetic risks. Medical experts, not insurance companies, should decide who is eligible for genetic testing. Your support is crucial to make these powerful prevention tools accessible to those who are at risk.

Petition Signatures


Apr 26, 2016 JoAnne Worthingtion
Apr 18, 2016 Cindi McEntee
Apr 8, 2016 LARK FERN
Apr 7, 2016 Juls Robertson
Apr 7, 2016 Neal Ryder
Apr 5, 2016 Staci Bartimus
Apr 3, 2016 Sheila Cummings Please support this cause. It is very important to those of us who have experienced breast cancer.
Apr 3, 2016 Lisa Shantz
Apr 2, 2016 Yolanda Aguilar
Mar 26, 2016 cristiane Pimentel
Mar 26, 2016 Patrick Manalio
Mar 17, 2016 Suzanne Jane Ontario Canada
Mar 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) This could save so many lives. Why has this not already been approved? This test should be done on all woman.
Mar 14, 2016 (Name not displayed) I am a breast cancer survivor. I think my daughter and should all be able to have the gene testing for BRCA and the insurance pay for the test. The test is very expensive and we cannot afford the difference of what insurance will not cover.
Mar 14, 2016 Rhonda Bell
Mar 14, 2016 Krisanne Neel
Mar 14, 2016 Janet McComb My mother died of breast cancer. Now my niece has been diagnosed with breast cancer. If this test were paid for by insurance, more women would be able to have a little more control over their (and their family's) lives.
Mar 14, 2016 Stacey Farley
Mar 14, 2016 Mckenzee Millett
Mar 14, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Mar 14, 2016 Ronald Tanguy
Mar 14, 2016 Helen Sakamoto I agree that it is very important that there should be insurance coverage for breast cancer genetic marker testing. This is vital information for women to know if they carry this gene.
Mar 14, 2016 Jennifer Valdez
Mar 14, 2016 Debra Lambert
Mar 14, 2016 Erica Raetz
Mar 14, 2016 Martha Foppe
Mar 14, 2016 Kim Potter
Mar 14, 2016 Leslie Schubert I feel it could be good for preventative treatment.
Mar 14, 2016 Melissa Aaron
Mar 14, 2016 Diane Watson Help save lives
Mar 13, 2016 Cintia Martinez
Mar 13, 2016 Roxanne Vanderford
Mar 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2016 Michellr Mosley
Mar 12, 2016 Jacqueline Sarandrea
Mar 12, 2016 darlyn guerra
Mar 12, 2016 Mary Boes
Mar 12, 2016 Susan Laumen
Mar 12, 2016 Linda Zipp BRCA knowledge is essential to breast cancer treatment. It must be funded for all.
Mar 12, 2016 Loraine Barker
Mar 12, 2016 Dorothy McIntosh
Mar 12, 2016 Barbara Kesmetis
Mar 12, 2016 LINDA REYNOLDS
Mar 12, 2016 Pauline Walton
Mar 12, 2016 Christina Albert
Mar 12, 2016 Pamela Neely
Mar 12, 2016 Rachel Means
Mar 12, 2016 barbara heney
Mar 11, 2016 Joan DeHaeseleer
Mar 11, 2016 Dannis Brown

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