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Women can send inquiries for support and resources through the website
Source: Academy of Oncology Nurses and Patient Navigators
Outreach and Support
Website providing recent information on BRCA genes, risk evaluation, and options for managing cancer risk
Source: Basser Research Center for BRCA
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Fact sheet providing information on BRCA gene mutation risk and genetic counseling and testing
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Description of what breast cancer is and the different types of breast cancer
Source: American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Basics
Fact sheet describing recommended techniques to search for breast cancer in women at high risk
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Risk Reduction
Brief overview of breast cancer for African-American women
Source: Sisters Network
Information and Support Specifically for African-American Women
Offers comprehensive content on breast cancer risk
Source: Breastcancer.org
Breast Cancer Basics
State-by-state summary of laws requiring health insurance and Medicaid to cover mammograms
Source: American Cancer Society
Financial and Legal Support
A genetic counselor directory has been developed to assist in locating genetic counseling services
Source: National Society of Genetics Counselors
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Webpage with a clickable map, displaying contact information for various local support groups nationwide
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Outreach and Support
Telephone support for general hereditary breast and ovarian cancer questions
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Archive of expert presentations on various topics related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancers
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Considerations for those at increased risk for BRCA gene mutations.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC)
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Fact sheet describing legal protections for those considering genetic counseling and testing
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Financial and Legal Support
An article listing factors to consider when making a decision about genetic testing
Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Webpage providing financial assistance for genetic testing and preventive health services
Source: Bright Pink
Financial and Legal Support
Webpage containing basic information on hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and BRCA genes
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC)
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Webpages offering education and support resources specifically designed for high-risk young women
Source: Bright Pink
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers
Webpages containing basic information on funding genetic counseling and testing services through insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or other financial assistance programs
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Financial and Legal Support
Webpage created in collaboration with the Cancer Legal Resource Center to provide basic information on protections from genetic discrimination
Source: Bright Pink
Financial and Legal Support
Create an electronic record of your family medical history
Source: U.S. Surgeon General
Gathering Family History
Information about hereditary cancer syndromes and genetic testing
Source: Myriad Genetics
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Access to breast and cervical cancer screening services
Source: CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Financial and Legal Support
Source: National Society of Genetics Counselors
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Information about active clinical trials
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Clinical Trials
Information about active clinical trials
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Clinical Trials
Provides a detailed explanation of what ovarian cancer is and the different types of ovarian cancer
Source: American Cancer Society
Ovarian Cancer Basics
Provides patients with arbitration, mediation, and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to illness
Source: Patient Advocate Foundation
Financial and Legal Support
Suggestions to help manage the financial issues associated with breast cancer
Source: Breastcancer.org
Financial and Legal Support
Provides financial assistance for medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits, and prosthesis. BCAP is also an early detection program which provides free mammograms to non-survivors and survivors.
Source: Sisters Network
Financial and Legal Support
A message board is a forum where people can meet and discuss their situation with other people who have faced similar hereditary cancer concerns.
Source: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Outreach and Support
An article describing the process of meeting with a genetic counselor
Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Provides information about how to cope with having breast cancer as a young woman, dealing with fears of recurrence, concerns about fertility and sexual dysfunction, and ways to cope with the side effects of breast cancer treatment.
Source: Sisters Network
Information and Support Specifically for African-American Women
Provides info on BRCA genes and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer specifically for Jewish women; introduces support resources offered through Sharsheret
Source: Sharsheret
BRCA Genes and Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancers