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How to Tell Your Family They Might Have a Genetic Risk for Breast Cancer

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Roberto Nickson

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Guillaume Bolduc

Come to Grips With Your Situation


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Share Information


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How to Let Your Family Members Know


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What Do You Tell Them?


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Priscilla Du Preez

Not Everyone Will Appreciate It


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You May Save a Life


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Guide Them to Support


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Priscilla Du Preez

Help the Women in Your Life


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Help Them Find a Genetic Counselor


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How to Tell Your Children


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Be There for Each Other


Bethany Kandel

Bethany Kandel

@cancerfreebies

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. Her articles have appeared in dozens of national publications and websites, including The New York Times, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, and Woman’s Day. After a breast cancer diagnosis, she began writing about the subject. She created www.BreastCancerFreebies.com, where she helps patients/survivors find free wigs, hats, and other resources to help them thrive. Find her on Twitter @cancerfreebies.