The benefits of seeking a second opinion for a breast cancer diagnosis are clear. A comprehensive review changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of patients.
Learn about a real-life experience with the gene mutation as well as your risk of cancer; cancer types if you have the mutation; and insurance coverage for any preventative treatment.
You thought finding out you had the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation was tough – but now you have to tell your family members they might be at risk for it, too. Experts give advice on what to tell them when.
A big one. "Jolie has been a blessing, and her stature as a celebrity speaking about this topic of gene mutations did more in one day with an op-ed than we could do in 10 years to raise awareness."
A genetic counselor shares how to manage the weight of discovering the genetic mutation that can predispose people to breast or ovarian cancer.
From online support to picking up the telephone and calling a help line, there are resources available to walk you through having the BRCA1, 2 gene mutation.