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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: 47,197
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

Dec 1, 2015 Kara Levinson
Nov 29, 2015 Michael Powis
Nov 29, 2015 Deborah Hall
Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 25, 2015 Michelle Takemoto
Nov 25, 2015 Susan Offenbecker, EdDc,, MSN, RN It is so important not only for treatment options but also family. It will save lives.
Nov 24, 2015 Alisha Mansell
Nov 23, 2015 Heather German All people need to be given genetic testing should they opt to apply for it. Genetics testing for both sexes needs to be taken into account as biological evidence of diseases that can help people to make informed choices.
Nov 23, 2015 Richard and vicki Mohr
Nov 22, 2015 Heather Gray
Nov 22, 2015 Delia Quintanilla
Nov 21, 2015 Nancy Duarte
Nov 17, 2015 Andréa Davis
Nov 17, 2015 Shawnea Malin
Nov 17, 2015 Jessica Lynn Hepner
Nov 16, 2015 Linda Miller
Nov 16, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 16, 2015 Thomas Tizard
Nov 15, 2015 Rosemary Tann
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Nov 15, 2015 LISA LONG
Nov 15, 2015 Isabela Lund
Nov 15, 2015 Lauri Moon
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Nov 13, 2015 Theresa Everett
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Nov 12, 2015 Donald Larson
Nov 11, 2015 tina rudd
Nov 11, 2015 Laura Dani
Nov 9, 2015 Eve Nolan
Nov 9, 2015 Devin Griffiths
Nov 7, 2015 lauren hamrick
Nov 7, 2015 Salvatore Privitera
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Nov 6, 2015 val wren
Nov 6, 2015 ludmila Holcmannova
Nov 6, 2015 Lisa Johnston
Nov 6, 2015 Gail Wing
Nov 5, 2015 Georgiy Kupovykh
Nov 5, 2015 ida olsson
Nov 5, 2015 fdg xcvnb
Nov 4, 2015 Susan Berkley
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Nov 4, 2015 Jen Will
Nov 4, 2015 Tim Daniels
Nov 4, 2015 Lisa Capozzi
Nov 4, 2015 mel tham
Nov 4, 2015 Kelli Gilbert
Nov 4, 2015 san m
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