I have a story to share with you so that together we can save a life. It is important to me to share this story so that it does not become your story or the story of future Jewish Generations. I want to break the cycle of L'dor Vador regarding hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.more..
A DIFFERENT STORY
I want you to have “a different story” from the one I have experienced. I imagine how different my story would be if my oncologist and radiologist had told me about the benefits of genetic testing. Here is how my story would have been told…more..
When Angela T. enrolled in the genetic-testing program at
Memorial Sloan-Kettering two years ago to find out whether
she was predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer, it was in
many ways the end of a long, difficult journey. For nearly
30 years, she had wondered not so much if she'd get sick but
I was diagnosed at the age of 47 with stage I breast cancer.
My daughter was 3 years old at the time. I had always gotten
mammograms even before I should have and went yearly as parents
told us to do. more..
My name is Loryn and 2 years ago today on July 25, 2004, we
uprooted our family and moved to our new home in Southeast
Florida. Why, I ask? more..
I read your story in the Jewish Journal this week, and I applaud
the work you are doing to educate young women in regard to
BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. more..
My breast cancer story is a little extraordinary. I did not
discover a lump, have other breast cancer symptoms or get
diagnosed based on the reading of a yearly mammogram. Instead,
my experience began with an “intuition,” or nagging
sensation that kept pushing me to get checked. more..
Glad I had genetic testing done. I found out I had breast cancer in May of 2003. I went to Magee Womens Hospital they recommended genetic testing when they heard I had an uncle on my fathers side died of male breast cancer. more..
I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in 1987 when
I was 41 years old. In 1998 I was tested and found out that
I carry the BRCA 2 mutation. I have a first cousin who was
diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer in 1981. more..
The Jewish Girl's Guide to Genetic Testing
What's so great
about knowing you'll get cancer? more...