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One in 40 men and women of Ashkenazi (Central or Eastern European) Jewish descent carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population, making Jewish families significantly more susceptible to hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Men who carry a BRCA mutation have a 50% chance of passing that alteration on to each of their sons and daughters. If you have a strong family history of cancer, have considered genetic counseling for you or your children, or have opted for genetic testing, we can help.
"When my mother was fighting her battle with breast cancer, Sharsheret was the first place we turned. The women there are sure proof of the power of ordinary people. No question, they helped my entire family through an incredibly difficult time."
© 2014 Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer
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