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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


Feb 24, 2017 Christine Jordan
Feb 24, 2017 Charles Muehlhof
Feb 22, 2017 Linda Andrews
Feb 21, 2017 Michael Garrett
Feb 18, 2017 Selena Millman
Feb 17, 2017 Terry Parker
Feb 12, 2017 Laura Gustoson
Feb 12, 2017 Julie Thomas
Feb 10, 2017 Frances Patch
Feb 8, 2017 Daisy Costa
Feb 7, 2017 Patricia DePietro
Feb 6, 2017 Jamie Anderson
Feb 4, 2017 Susan Ellis
Feb 4, 2017 Bonny Gatchel
Feb 3, 2017 Leah Strand
Feb 3, 2017 Teah Otey
Feb 2, 2017 Laura Steinmetz
Feb 2, 2017 Suzanne Steinmetz
Feb 2, 2017 Felicia Chandler
Feb 2, 2017 Renee Kirwan
Feb 2, 2017 Sharon Evans-Ford
Feb 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2017 Nancy Guerra Wilbourne
Feb 2, 2017 Linda Weaver
Feb 2, 2017 Donna Palescandolo
Feb 2, 2017 Michele Dechert
Feb 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2017 Julia McGovern
Jan 27, 2017 Danielle Walden
Jan 27, 2017 Katie Drew
Jan 27, 2017 Tammy Tillery
Jan 27, 2017 H. m. Sustaita The lack of compassion that these huge corps have is astounding. Just do the right thing - it's not that hard.
Jan 27, 2017 Lisa Norton
Jan 27, 2017 Diane Gravette
Jan 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2017 PATRICIA NENADICH
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ken stein
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 16, 2017 Teresa Waddell I have BRCA2 & my youngest daughter can't afford to get the test with her insurance. This needs to change, now!
Jan 8, 2017 Gwen Jurmark
Jan 8, 2017 Karen Atkinson
Jan 2, 2017 Daisy Mancia
Jan 2, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 2, 2017 Howard Cohen
Dec 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2016 julian zrnic
Dec 22, 2016 Barbara Roblyer
Dec 21, 2016 Andie Roblyer

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