Women with BRCA mutations need information to help them make choices about managing their risks for breast and ovarian cancer. Support from family and friends, the health care team and other BRCA+ women who share the experience can be helpful. The following resources are provided specifically for the BRCA+ woman in search of information and support for the journey...

 

FORCE (Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered)

http://www.facingourrisk.org

FORCE is a national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Their mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Their programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.

 

Be Bright Pink

http://www.brightpink.org

Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.

 

National Cancer Institute

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing Fact Sheet

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes Fact Sheet

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/genetic-testing

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Cancer Institute conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

http://www.nccn.org

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is an alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to patient care, research, and education, to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

 

 

 

 

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