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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision that the BRCA genes cannot be patented, Myriad Genetics' previous monopoly on the test will cease, and more women will be seeking testing. All women who have a risk of carrying a BRCA gene mutation have a right to testing covered by insurance. SIGN TODAY!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 44,246
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

Dec 26, 2014 Alyssa Oggiono
Dec 25, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 23, 2014 Wendi Frishman
Dec 23, 2014 Cindy DiCarlo
Dec 23, 2014 Maria Vicareo
Dec 23, 2014 Jeffrey Bains
Dec 23, 2014 judith whitfield
Dec 23, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 22, 2014 Pat Branch In my family, mom & 3 aunts(both sides), cousin & great uncle, all BC. Father & uncle Prostate Cancer. I've had BC & still refused testing. That should not be, please do what needs to be done. Thank you!
Dec 17, 2014 Angela Phillips I'm a breast cancer survivor. I have surviving family members & lost family to this disease. I have a daughter. It would ease my mind to know if she's at risk; instead if worrying about something that may never happen.
Dec 16, 2014 Jennifer Egan
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Danielle Osterweil
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 Amanda Gibert
Dec 9, 2014 Shannon Blea
Dec 9, 2014 annette florence
Dec 8, 2014 Dana Evans
Dec 7, 2014 rox matra
Dec 6, 2014 Rosemarie Davino
Dec 6, 2014 Joyce Fillmore
Dec 5, 2014 Roxanne Denise Flynn-Webb
Dec 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2014 Ashley Mandler
Dec 3, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Dec 3, 2014 Tab Buckner
Dec 3, 2014 Jennifer Wolf
Dec 3, 2014 Carrie Duane Decker
Dec 3, 2014 Donna Speegle
Dec 2, 2014 Joyce Gardner I know a family where this disease is so rampant that even a brother died from breast cancer. This family carries the BRCA gene, they know this, but their daughters need to know. Another daughter has just developed breast cancer in both breasts
Dec 2, 2014 kimberly emert
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed) If you had breast cancer and a family, wouldn't you want to know so you could potentially save the life of your daughter, sister, granddaughter? It would be a simple decision then wouldn't it, Mr/Ms Insurance company rep?
Dec 2, 2014 Kari Sand I had a bilateral mastectomy and I wish I could afford BRCA testing for my daughters and grand daughters! Please help. More and more young women are being detected with breast cancer!
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Dec 2, 2014 Adrienne Francis
Dec 2, 2014 Patty Friedel Yes it can save lives and medical cost.
Dec 2, 2014 paul cole
Dec 2, 2014 Angela Thornburg
Dec 2, 2014 Sasha Farooqi Please adopt legislation requiring coverage for BRCA gene testing. It is very important.
Dec 2, 2014 Shonelle Dutcher Pryse
Dec 2, 2014 Suzanne Rainey
Dec 2, 2014 Maria Hufford
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