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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: 45,120
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


Aug 31, 2015 Karen Katschke
Aug 31, 2015 Jennifer Gillilan
Aug 31, 2015 Leslie Howard
Aug 31, 2015 Pamela Nelson
Aug 31, 2015 erin elswick Breast cancer runs in my family! Please get it covered!
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 raju gupta-chaudhary
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 TAMARA HULSEY
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 lorraine wilson
Aug 31, 2015 Sharon Sabella
Aug 31, 2015 Jessica Weber
Aug 31, 2015 kelly paulsen My sister passed away at age 40 from breast cancer. I strongly believe that this test should be covered by insurance so we can prevent ourselves and our daughters from this ugly disease. Thank you. Kelly Paulsen
Aug 31, 2015 Patricia Bauduin
Aug 31, 2015 Janice Nash
Aug 31, 2015 Jannita McGuire This is so very important! My insurance company will not pay for mine nor my childrens testing , due to the fact I have already been diagnosed. I cannot afford testing for my children as these tests are very expensive out of pocket
Aug 31, 2015 Carol Williams
Aug 31, 2015 Joetta Silva
Aug 31, 2015 Delina Flateau
Aug 31, 2015 Angela Wallace
Aug 30, 2015 McKenna Kunshier
Aug 30, 2015 Kathleen Keeler
Aug 29, 2015 Melinda L. Tumino
Aug 29, 2015 Michelle Winter
Aug 29, 2015 Terry Hammel
Aug 29, 2015 Laura HAHN
Aug 29, 2015 Tammy Johnson
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Every woman should be. Able to get the test and not turned down because of Insurance or anything else . Let's save lives.
Aug 29, 2015 Sandie Kath
Aug 29, 2015 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Aug 29, 2015 Veronica Shea
Aug 29, 2015 Susan Frederick I was diagnosed 6 yrs ago w/ BC in right breast - now 6 months ago BC in left breaat - now Dr talks about possible return in my ovaries - insurance should cover testing - also I have 3 sisters that should be tested
Aug 29, 2015 Beth Foley This is very important that insurance cover BRCA gene testing. My best friend died of cancer and my mom had it so I may be at risk also. Please consider this to save lives. Too many people are touched by this ugly disease!
Aug 29, 2015 Laurie Bonnifield
Aug 29, 2015 Susan Wilkie
Aug 29, 2015 Angie Shannon
Aug 29, 2015 Jessica Means
Aug 29, 2015 Cheri Moore
Aug 29, 2015 Venita Rankins
Aug 29, 2015 Jessica Skistad
Aug 29, 2015 Bonni Fox
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Diane Kazimir
Aug 27, 2015 River Quillen
Aug 27, 2015 Holly Utz
Aug 27, 2015 Kristina Long
Aug 27, 2015 Ellen Friedman
Aug 27, 2015 Tim Stone Please help our Gems!!!!!

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