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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


May 24, 2017 Patricia Poole
May 24, 2017 Lachesha Jackson
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 18, 2017 Peggy Lyons
May 12, 2017 Patricia Hayashi
May 4, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
May 3, 2017 Beth O'Brien
Apr 22, 2017 michele rule
Apr 22, 2017 Win Quier I am a breast cancer patient. Fortunatly my insurance covered testing for my genetic testing. I was able to make an informed decision on my treatment based on the results. All breast cancer patients should have access to this testing.
Apr 15, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Apr 14, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Apr 14, 2017 Lora Hamman
Apr 8, 2017 Amanda Smith
Apr 3, 2017 Kenneth Canty
Apr 1, 2017 Ruth Cave
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
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Mar 26, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 25, 2017 Edward Enriquez
Mar 25, 2017 Ana Coelho
Mar 25, 2017 Margaret Reyes
Mar 25, 2017 JM Aurnague
Mar 25, 2017 Roxanne Savage
Mar 25, 2017 Amy Perez
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Mar 25, 2017 maria sacco
Mar 25, 2017 Kristen Parsons
Mar 25, 2017 Bob Shanahan
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Mar 25, 2017 Henry Rosenbush
Mar 25, 2017 Mary Towers
Mar 25, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Mar 25, 2017 Melinda Funk
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Mar 25, 2017 Bobbie Taylor
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Mar 25, 2017 Linda K Swift
Mar 25, 2017 Linda Hinrichs
Mar 25, 2017 Gudy Terenzio
Mar 25, 2017 Nancy Gray
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Linda Newcomb
Mar 25, 2017 Margareta Childs
Mar 25, 2017 Diana Leon
Mar 25, 2017 James Kainer This testing should be covered under insurance!
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Jenifer Johnson My Mother and 5 of her 6 sister have all had Breast Cancer. Now I have to worry about myself and my two daughters getting it. Plus my two sisters have to worry if they will get it. So please let us help the next generations before it's to late!
Mar 25, 2017 Sherry Rathnaw If they had allowed BRCA gene testing for my sister-in-law years ago, she wouldn't still be going thru all her cancer issues. She would have had a double mastectomy the first time.
Mar 25, 2017 Stephanie Weinstein

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