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Having a Baby Saved Me From Breast Cancer

Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Read her story about finding the BRCA1 gene mutation in her pregnancy blood test.

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Family Health History: How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to breast cancer, knowing your family history and following up with genetic testing could save your life. Here's how to find the facts you need.

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To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?

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Genetic Testing: One Woman’s Experience

Follow along as Phyllis Johnson experiences genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

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One Woman’s Story of Ovarian Cancer Following Breast, Skin Cancers

After breast cancer treatment and removal of a melanoma, Patty never imagined she would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Turns out she has the BRCA1 gene. Here’s her story.

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Breast and Ovarian Cancers: What's the Link?

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, is your risk of ovarian cancer increased? Maybe. Find out more.

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The Truth About Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer

If you were diagnosed with cancer in one breast, would you have the other, healthy breast removed as well? More woman are doing so. Here’s what to know.

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Can you be part of co-creating a healthy future?

People with rare diseases often feel alone and powerless. Learn how combining with others can change that isolation to a sense of community and empowerment.

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Do You Know Your Family Medical History?

Learn more about your family medical history by checking public records, taking a DNA test, and talking to your relatives.

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Why We Need Male Breast Cancer Research

About 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men, yet surprisingly little research has been done on male breast cancer. Here's why that should change.