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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: 44,270
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

Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have had an aggressive breast cancer which couldn't be detected without a mammogram plus ultrasound followed by a biopsy.There is no family history. I have 2 daughters in their 40's whom i believe should be tested for the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutation.
Jan 21, 2015 Nadia Mousa
Jan 20, 2015 Mary Grammatico
Jan 18, 2015 Debra Rutushin
Jan 16, 2015 Christina Huys
Jan 15, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Jan 15, 2015 karen howard
Jan 15, 2015 Maridell Price
Jan 15, 2015 gladys reyes
Jan 13, 2015 Patsy Burnes
Jan 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2015 Phyllis Sistrunk
Jan 9, 2015 David Billingham
Jan 8, 2015 Tom Lyon Women should have better rights and freedom.
Jan 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) Let's use this important testing for everyone.
Jan 4, 2015 Debbie Stout
Jan 3, 2015 LeAnna Bronge
Jan 2, 2015 Alesia Hardy It is important to have genetic markers for breast cancer. This will help people to take preventive methods to not get breast cancer in advance!
Dec 31, 2014 Sheryl Myhan
Dec 30, 2014 Meredith Bennett
Dec 29, 2014 Marie Osmundsen
Dec 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
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)

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