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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: 45,033
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 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2015 Linda Dorremocea
Aug 2, 2015 Megan Aleshire
Aug 1, 2015 Sussie Caez No comments
Jul 27, 2015 Jody Mahnken
Jul 26, 2015 Juana Celia Djelal
Jul 26, 2015 J Crockett So important for generations of families to know. This needs to be a medical decision. I know it affects my life and so many other women's lives. Please understand. Thank you.
Jul 26, 2015 Cheryl Brown this is a must do for all insurance companys ! it is a number one killer of women of all ages and races !
Jul 26, 2015 john crouch
Jul 24, 2015 Noreen Fabre Stahl
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Beverly Schexnayder
Jul 24, 2015 Joan Virgil
Jul 23, 2015 Catherine C Evans
Jul 23, 2015 Melynda Quinn
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Marilyn Weber
Jul 23, 2015 Toby Kaye
Jul 22, 2015 Amy Smith
Jul 22, 2015 Nicole S.
Jul 22, 2015 Traci Golden
Jul 22, 2015 Stella Bennett
Jul 22, 2015 Debra Young Insurance co's should not have the 'authority' to decide what testing is right for any person. That is a decision the doctor, specialist & patient should make. Period! Why on earth do we let these companies, politicians, etc decide our fate? God help us!
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please don't stopowmenfromgetting tested for breast cancer. It is important for them and thank you for listening.
Jul 22, 2015 Trina Harding
Jul 22, 2015 Dolores Herrmann
Jul 21, 2015 Mary Solis
Jul 21, 2015 Frances Cheeseman My daughter needs this testing due to both me and her paternal grandmother (who died at age 38) have had breast cancer.
Jul 20, 2015 Mike Fox
Jul 20, 2015 Therese Monse My mother died of breast and ovarian cancers. No one else in our family has had either of those cancers. As a woman, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, I am outraged that any insurance company should decide IF I should/could be tested.I want to know!
Jul 20, 2015 Kathleen Daly
Jul 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2015 Larry Campbell Make it so !!!
Jul 20, 2015 Carlita Ellis
Jul 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2015 ALBERTO MORALES
Jul 15, 2015 Natalie Morrow
Jul 13, 2015 Terri Napier I am a Breast Cancer survivor and although the genetic counselor at my oncologist office recommended that I have the BRAC testing performed, my insurance denied the request repeatedly. It was just finally approved this past year.
Jul 13, 2015 (Name not displayed) I was diagnosed in October of 2013 and am very concerned about my daughter (her father's sister also had breast cancer!). I would love for her to be tested. Please help make this possible, Secretary Burwell!!
Jul 12, 2015 Sheila Riley-Massa Everyone should have the right to know.
Jul 12, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Jul 11, 2015 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Jul 11, 2015 Patrick S
Jul 5, 2015 Marci Turner
Jul 4, 2015 Laura Cheramie
Jul 3, 2015 Lori Stewart
Jul 2, 2015 Casey Saultzman-Brown
Jun 30, 2015 Thomas Hunt
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 27, 2015 Stephen Kalafut My mother-in-law had breast cancer and her mother had breast cancer. I am concerned not only for my amazing wife of 35 years but for my three daughters whom may have a gene passed to all of them.

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