5/30/14 @BRCAresponder WEEKLY

@BRCAresponder WEEKLY news (This issue covers 2 WEEKS)

  1. "Breast cancer, whether I like it or not, is part of my family’s story. That’s why I am so passionate about raising awareness, because I have seen firsthand how it can impact others."   DeAngelo Williams, #34 of the Carolina Panthers @Panthers
    De Angelo William's mother Sandra Kay Hill succumbs to breast cancer at age 53. Hill's father carried a BRCA 1 gene mutation and passed it on to all of his five daughters. 
  2. DON'T DO IT AMA!

    The American Medical Association (AMA) will soon be voting on a statement opposing the utilization of genetic testing services solely by providers who specialize in genetics (e.g. geneticists, genetic counselors) and in support of genetic testing by any provider regardless of specialty, education, or certification. The serious negative ethical, legal, financial and medical implications of this approach have been well documented (1-7). In addition, several of the statements in the proposal are inaccurate:
  3. 3 WEEKS Post-Op 

    update from BRCA 1 positive previvor Kelly Rothe!
  4. DOUBLE MASTECTOMY 

    controversial study, controversial news article using Angelina's photoand the tweeting that followed...
  5. Catherine Guthrie-Health & Science Journalist-weighs in...
  6. CALL TO ACTION

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