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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!
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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

Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Mahlberg
Oct 29, 2014 Misty Irvin
Oct 29, 2014 jennifer curtis
Oct 29, 2014 Judith CaJacob
Oct 28, 2014 Peg Pothier An important life saving measure that should be covered.
Oct 28, 2014 Alicia Padilla Gollihar save lives now!!
Oct 28, 2014 Tammy Hopman
Oct 27, 2014 Rolaine Bird
Oct 26, 2014 Judith Croner
Oct 26, 2014 Anne Reavis
Oct 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2014 Mary Fluharty
Oct 25, 2014 Jen Martin
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 23, 2014 Denise Payne
Oct 23, 2014 Bjorn Skarbo
Oct 23, 2014 Jan Ball
Oct 22, 2014 Pollyana Harmon it is about saving lives.
Oct 22, 2014 A S
Oct 22, 2014 Giovanna Cavani Every woman has the right to protect her life, and please take action to make this a reality, by making the medical experts, not insurance companies mandate about important testing that affects our health.
Oct 22, 2014 Krystina M
Oct 22, 2014 Tanya Downs
Oct 22, 2014 Alyssa Krasowski
Oct 21, 2014 Scott Ploger
Oct 21, 2014 Jacqui Lipschitz
Oct 20, 2014 Jessica Fesler
Oct 20, 2014 Jennifer Schroeder
Oct 20, 2014 Barbara Mathes
Oct 20, 2014 Chris Simmons
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Oct 20, 2014 Elizaveta Gavrilova
Oct 20, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Oct 19, 2014 Anna Bowen
Oct 19, 2014 Liz Severin
Oct 19, 2014 Alyce Caulder
Oct 19, 2014 Catherine Malin
Oct 18, 2014 Dorotha Feuerborn
Oct 18, 2014 Christine Sumner
Oct 18, 2014 Marissa Hylton
Oct 17, 2014 gene lastra
Oct 17, 2014 LuLu Morris
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Oct 17, 2014 Blanca Olivares
Oct 17, 2014 Patricia Lieme
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Oct 16, 2014 Brandi Binau
Oct 16, 2014 tiffany Lorion
Oct 16, 2014 Brenda West
Oct 16, 2014 Elizabeth Morales
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