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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

Sep 21, 2017 Carly Koehn Genetic testing should be covered for MEN, too, not just women.
Sep 20, 2017 Elizabeth Fresh
Sep 17, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Sep 6, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Sep 4, 2017 Trudy Murray
Sep 2, 2017 Cyndi Overhulse
Aug 29, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 28, 2017 Nicolette Cuoco
Aug 21, 2017 Kim Hanke
Aug 18, 2017 Suzanne Affigne
Aug 17, 2017 Margie Gerrish
Aug 17, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
Aug 17, 2017 doreen tignanelli
Aug 9, 2017 Gayla Keesee I am a breast cancer survivor with the BRCA1 mutation. My mom is an ovarian cancer survivor with the same mutation. When I was diagnosed, we informed her family and learned that her brother had been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier that year.
Aug 7, 2017 Tara Spires
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 R Vanstrien
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 3, 2017 Susan Enzinna
Aug 2, 2017 Juliet Castille
Aug 2, 2017 Mitzi Szereto
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2017 Karen Van Tuyle
Jul 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 Sherrie Knox
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Valerie Strubberg
Jul 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) I have 5 different kinds of cancer that runs in my family and I can not get the genetic testing because I myself have had no form of cancer as of yet!
Jul 7, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Jul 6, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 5, 2017 Kristi L. Meccia
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 linda spinazzola
Jun 23, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jun 22, 2017 Yolanda Rivera
Jun 12, 2017 Karen Robertson I had breast cancer, my mother and grandmother had breast cancer - my doctor ordered the BRCA gene testing - my insurance would not cover it - I was left to pay over $4,000 for a single test while going through chemo, radiation and numerous surgeries.
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 melissa baxley
Jun 4, 2017 Rose Kerr This needs to be available for all women for preventative care. Insurance companies should not be allowed to make this decision
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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.

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