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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: 47,365
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 5, 2016 Donna Sawyer
Feb 5, 2016 Patricia Viscuso
Feb 4, 2016 Dale Sloat
Feb 4, 2016 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 3, 2016 Hope Gmyrek
Feb 2, 2016 Tracy Oppenheimer
Feb 2, 2016 Tammy H Please let the "Doctors" decide who should be eligible for genetic testing!
Feb 2, 2016 Mandy Hatch I am in OB nurse. I have seen lots of patients affected by breast cancer as well as friends and family. This genetic information is so important.
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please for the future of our children!!!
Feb 1, 2016 Katherine Romar
Jan 31, 2016 Olinda Eubanks
Jan 31, 2016 Tina da Cruz
Jan 30, 2016 mary Romero Finding a place and a place to cure for cancer.
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2016 Jackie Sullivan
Jan 26, 2016 Heather R
Jan 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) Given the chance, most women will take regular mammograms. Unfortunately, this test doesn't show genetic mutations that can indicate a propensity for the disease. In order to eradicate breast cancer it behooves us to require coverage for this testing.
Jan 25, 2016 mary romero Find cure for our womens.
Jan 25, 2016 Gracinda Rodrigues
Jan 25, 2016 Sarah Rose This is a very important test which should be covered by all insurance companies including Medicare & Medicaid. If more women were able to get this test the detection of the possibility of breast cancer can be learned.
Jan 25, 2016 Michelle Lee Hall
Jan 25, 2016 Sharon Saunders
Jan 25, 2016 Linda Gioia
Jan 25, 2016 Rhonda Melton
Jan 25, 2016 Jennifer Adkins
Jan 25, 2016 Erica Grier
Jan 25, 2016 Chris Adams
Jan 25, 2016 Pamela Leslie Please pass this law for coverage. It seems more and more ladies are getting breast cancer. This test could save alot of lives, not to mention stress, heartache and everything that goes along with cancer. I know I've been dealing with it almost 2 years! T
Jan 25, 2016 Brenda Calderon
Jan 25, 2016 kelly jacobs Please require insurance companirs to pay this testing. I believe they should also cover any diagnostic mammography as well.
Jan 25, 2016 Bobby Suarez
Jan 25, 2016 Nicole Lewis
Jan 25, 2016 Carol Brown
Jan 25, 2016 Linds Swisher Every woman should have the choose of having this done. I had it done after major cancer surgery because of having daughters and granddaughter that I could pass the genetic to.
Jan 25, 2016 antonio calbetó
Jan 25, 2016 Brenda Lee Spigelmeyer
Jan 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2016 Monique DeMory
Jan 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2016 Jennifer Morocco
Jan 24, 2016 Evseeva Olya
Jan 24, 2016 Annette Schmid
Jan 23, 2016 susan Lanctot Please require insurance companies to provide coverage for the BRCA gene mutation testing.
Jan 23, 2016 Jennifer Hopkins Every woman deserves a chance to save her life.If breast cancer runs in family u will save money as a business if u just take care of the problem early instead of having to go thru years of chemo 5 years of meds, checkups & hopefully not spreading.
Jan 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2016 Cheryl Williams 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.

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