Talking Seriously about Hereditary Cancer

Talking openly about cancer with your family, especially if your family has a history of cancer can be life-saving. Below are numerous links to organizations that provide a wealth of information about BRCA related and other hereditary cancers. Be sure to share these resources with anybody and everybody you know who has a family history of cancer. Nobody should die of a preventable cancer. Nobody! Sharing Medical Information with Relatives If possible, the following family medical information should be collected and shared with close relatives:     -- family members who were diagnosed with cancer     -- age at diagnosis     -- type of cancer, including pathology results, if available     -- genetic test results Read more... Talking to Your Family About Your BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Learn how to share test results, letters from your doctor or genetic counselor, or other information you received about your mutation with your family. Giving family members information about you

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